Vegetable Flautas with Pumpkin Seed Salsa Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Salsa Ingredients:

Tomato Salsa Ingredients:

  • 2 Serrano chile peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 3 Tbs freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Flauta Ingredients:

  • 16 Corn tortillas
  • 1 Chayote squash, pitted and cut into wedges
  • 2 Red bell peppers
  • 1 Large onion
  • 4 Small or 1 large zucchini
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Cup queso fresco (Ricotta cheese as a substitute)

Pumpkin Seed Salsa Directions:

Sauté garlic, serrano, habanero, cumin, and pumpkin seeds in the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until seeds start to pop, about 5 minutes.

Transfer 1/3 cup of the pumpkin seeds to a small bowl and set aside. Cool the remaining seeds and oil and combine with the cilantro, water, salt to taste in a blender. Blend until smooth and set aside.

Tomato Salsa Directions:

Combine serrano, tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Flauta Directions:

Warm tortillas by wrapping them in foil and heating them in a 325-degree-Fahrenheit pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes. (They can also be heated in the microwave as a quick option.)

If grilling the chayote, bell pepper, onion and zucchini, cut them into large wedges. If sautéing the vegetables, cut them into large strips. In either case, cook them until tender with a bit of oil and season them with salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste. Cut the grilled vegetables into strips once tender.

Spread 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seed salsa on each warm tortilla.

Add some of the vegetables, and roll it up.

Heat about 1/2 cup oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat until hot. Fry flautas seam side down, turning once, and cook until golden and heated through.

Transfer flautas to plates, topping them with pumpkin-seed salsa and a sprinkling of reserved seeds and cheese. Garnish with the tomato salsa.

Recipe Posted by Lindsay

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