Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vegan Hot Tex Mex Burritos


Why should vegans not eat also some treats often beeing categorized as "fun food" or even Junk?
This Burritos are great and because of their ingredients not Junk at all but looks like.... It was my daughter who first tried this recipe out of Cookbook from Jérome Eckelmeier and adapted it to her taste. The result is GREAT! And ... it's quick done, it's easy to cook and it is also perfect as Take Away for Office Lunch or for Fun with some friends....

You need (for about 8 Tortillas)

1 package Soft Tortillas 
150 g Quinoa
450 ml Vegetable stock
1 small Onion, cut in cubes
1 garlic glove, finely cut
150 g Baby tomatoes, cut in pieces
100 g smoked tofu, cut in small cubes
3 tsp. Harissa paste 
Juice from 1 lemon
Some baby spinach leaves
2 tbsp. Soy cream
Olive oil, salt and pepper to season
(Some sweet peppercorn may also be great to be added to the filling...)

To prepare:
1. Cook the Quinoa for about 20 minutes in the vegetable stock and then let rest for about 5 minutes
2. Heat up some olive oil in a pan, add onion, tomatoes, tofu and cook until onion is golden brown. Season wirh salt and pepper
3. Mix lemon juice with 3 tbsp. Olive oil and Harissa
4. Mix together Quinoa, onion, tomatoes, tofu, lemon-harissa and soy cream. Season with salt and pepper    You may add more Harissa but be carefull it's really hot!

5. Put your filling on each Tortilla. But only on 2/3 of it, leaving free the sides and the upper part. Cover with some spinach leaves. ( you may also add some sweet peppercorn... I'll try it next time...)

6.  Fold toward the center the sides and start rolling the Tortilla until you get a roll.

7. Now it's time for big decisions! :
- Eat the Tortillas medium warm (only warm from the filling)?
- Eat the Tortilla really warm? Put the ready made Tortillas or in the preheated fan oven for some minutes or heat it up in the microwave oven for a few seconds ( depending on your microwave..)
- Eat the Tortilla later? Wrap each roll in some kitchen foil and reserve in the fridge until you eat them - or directly out of the fridge cold as they are or you heat them up....
- Waiting before eating them? Take them for Lunch to the Office?.......

One thing I'm sure: you will adore them! ;)



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