Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Swiss Chard, Spinach, and Seitan Taquitos

These taquitos are a healthy way to get one’s taco stand fix. They are savory and highly addictive! This recipe is a great way to use Farmer’s Market spring offerings but adjustments can be made for all year round.

3 cups finely chopped swiss chard and spinach 
1 clove garlic minced
1 small spring onion with onion greens (1/4 cup chopped leek or yellow onion can substituted)
1/3c garlic greens chopped (optional- available in spring at Farmers’ markets)
1 cup chopped seitan*
2-3t tamari
10 corn tortillas
1T oil
1 recipe Avocado Sauce 
1 recipe Guajillo Tomatillo Salsa or salsa of choice
1 cup shredded green leaf lettuce and/or cabbage
2 diced romas tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded jack cheese 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Saute all greens, garlic, onion together in oil. Season with tamari to taste. Cook until greens have shrunk and are fully cooked, about 5 minutes. To assemble: first, soften tortillas so that they are pliable to work with. To soften heat gently both sides of a tortilla in a lightly oiled skilled. Repeat with all tortillas. Place 2 T of filling on tortilla. Filling should be placed in a line on bottom 1/3 of tortilla. Then roll up the tortilla tightly around filling. Place taquito seam side down on baking sheet. Continue with until all taquitos are made and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy. Place all taquitos on large plate and garnish with shredded lettuce and/or cabbage, shredded cheese, and diced romas.
 *Seitan is a high protein vegetarian food made from wheat gluten. It has a meaty, chewy 
texture which is why it is a great ingredient to use in place of meat.

 Taquito filling saute, Preparation of tomatillos and tortillas, Rolling of taquitos

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