Corn Tortilla with Beans & Avocado on a Bed of Mache
With our second mind-blowingly hot day here in the Bay Area, cooking up a storm was definitely not on the agenda. This recipe involves handmade corn tortillas, topped with refried beans, goat cheese, halved sugar plum tomatoes, thinly sliced avocado and red onion, and a sliver of supremed orange, on a bed of mache. The result of this simple recipe was both refreshing and complex (don't skip that tiny bit of supremed orange!). I was feeling protein deprived, so the double hit of beans and cheese was definitely welcome.
Mache (also known as lamb's lettuce) is a fresh and mild green that is well paired with avocado and citrus. High in Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, Iron Folic Acid, and Potassium, it was really spectacular as a base for this tortilla and makes this recipe my contribution to Sweetnick's ARF Tuesday. Use in salads with your favorite fruit, nut, and cheese combination.