Tortilla Salad with Chilli Watercress Dressing
1 red coral lettuce
1 red capsicum, cut into strips
1 yellow capsicum, cut into strips
½ cucumber, cut into long strips
3 large tomatoes
2 soft flour Tortillas
75ml sunflower oil
75ml extra virgin olive oil
75ml lemon juice
1 red chilli pepper, de-seeded and roughly chopped
100g watercress leaves
2 tablespoons of flat parsley, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Few drops of chilli sauce or Tabasco
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
30g Cheddar cheese, grated
1 bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped.
Place a small pan with water on the heat, cut a small cross in the tomatoes and blanch them in the boiling water and remove the skins. Remove the seeds and cut the peeled tomatoes into small cubes.
Put sunflower oil, olive oil, lemon juice, chopped red chilli pepper, watercress, lime juice, Tabasco and parsley in the blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
Pour the dressing into large bowl and add the cucumber, tomatoes and peppers, mix well and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
Pick the leaves from the coral lettuce, rinse and dry well. Put one tortilla on top of the other and roll them up together. Cut into thin strips, approximately ½ cm (¼ inch). Mix the lettuce, tortilla strips and marinated vegetables and toss well. Divide between 4 plates, sprinkle grated Cheddar cheese and fresh coriander over the piles of salad.
Pairs Well With
This is obviously a Mexican recipe. I like it because even without meat, the taste is quite good and authentic.