Crispy tortillas with guacamole

Vegetarian Tortillas  with Guacamole

Serves 4

  • 2-3 fresh green chillies, to taste

  • 2 limes

  • 3 avocados

  • 1 large bunch fresh coriander

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 12 flour tortillas

  • 3 lugs extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Meanwhile, remove and discard the seeds from the chillies, squeeze the juice from the limes, peel the avocados, remove the stone and chop them and roughly chop the fresh coriander.



To make the guacamole, mash or blend the chillies, lime juice, avocado and coriander until creamy but a bit chunky. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and pour into a serving dish. Brush the tortillas with the oil, season, and then sprinkle with the thyme leaves. Lay them on a baking tray – don't overlap them too much – and bake for 5 minutes until golden brown, then leave them to cool. Break into wedges if you like, and serve the crispy tortillas with the guacamole.

Nutritional Information

Crispy tortillas with guacamole

A delicious and quick Mexican-style snack

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Serves 4
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These tasty, crispy tortillas with guacamole are superb for snacking on while you're watching telly. It's all quick and easy to rustle up.

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Meanwhile, remove and discard the seeds from the chillies, squeeze the juice from the limes, peel the avocados, remove the stone and chop them and roughly chop the fresh coriander.

To make the guacamole, mash or blend the chillies, lime juice, avocado and coriander until creamy but a bit chunky. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and pour into a serving dish. Brush the tortillas with the oil, season, and then sprinkle with the thyme leaves. Lay them on a baking tray – don't overlap them too much – and bake for 5 minutes until golden brown, then leave them to cool. Break into wedges if you like, and serve the crispy tortillas with the guacamole.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 635
    32%
  • Carbs 61.8g
    24%
  • Sugar 7.8g 9%
  • Fat 36.9g 53%
  • Saturates 12.8g 64%
  • Protein 11.4g 25%
Of an adult's reference intake

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