I love “Mexican” food. I call it “Mexican” because I am sure that what I think of as Mexican food is about as close to what they eat in Mexico as the Chinese take-out is to what is actually eaten in China. That being said, I love fajitas, burritos, nachos, salsa, jalapenos, guacamole, you get the picture.
I am, however, always disappointed in tortillas. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them or like the taste, it’s just that the ingredients list usually contains a number of chemicals I can’t pronounce, along with an unhealthy dose of trans-fats or vegetable oils, AND my grocery store stores them in the freezer before selling which makes them kind of gummy and they stick together as they thaw.
I have tried many times to make my own tortillas with ho-hum results. Until now. This recipe is amazing! I made the healthiest version, down at the bottom of the post, and they were so easy! It was a great dough, easy to roll out and it didn’t take too long to cook them, even one-by-one in my cast iron frying pan. I was so proud of the finished results and hubby liked them too. Success! To celebrate I threw together a cold fajita meal, perfect for keeping the kitchen as cool as possible on a hot summer’s day.
Rolled and ready to go – yum!
It’s great to have leftovers of this meal too! If you have leftover chicken, veggies and cheese, toss them altogether for a yummy cold chicken salad for lunch the next day. Leftover beans and guacamole can be rolled into tortillas, or eaten with nacho chips as a snack. Don’t you love it when you can get more than one meal out of all your hard work?
What’s your favourite hot summer day meal?