Fun and easy holiday recipe that take minutes to prepare – bring a taste of Tulum to your parties
This is an easy and fun recipe that you can prepare as an appetizer, a canape or as a snack. To make this fun and eclectic we have built the recipe in three parts, bottom, middle and top.
To create your bottom you can choose any of the following ingredients:
1. French stick bread
3. Gluten free breads
4. Locally baked bread in your neighbourhood
5. Beefsteak tomatoes
To prepare your bottoms. No matter which bottom you have chosen, cut the bread or veggies on an angle so that your final bottom is oval in shape, or close to oval. If you are using bread, toast both sides lightly. All bottoms can do with a slight drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. all of the bottoms can be stored in air tight containers until you are ready to prepare your recipe.
To prepare our middle use the following ingredients:
1. Avocado – Haas avocados can be found in most grocery stores and should be ripe
2. Fresh limes or lime juice
3. Ground pepper
To prepare your middle. Mash your avocados, fresh lime juice and pepper together in a bowl. This is done with a fork so that the avocado is slightly lumpy. You will want a bit of texture to your avocado so that it remains on your bottom. Prepare this right before serving as avocados tend to turn brown when left open to the air.
To prepare your tops. This is the fun part! Use all of a select few or just one of the following ingredients:
1. Sliced radish
2. Organic greens – arugula, sprouts, baby spinach, beet root leaves, kale, parsley, cilantro or any organic green of your choice
3. Roasted garlic peeled and mashed
4. Marinated red onions in orange juice ( a great mayan salsa)
5. Roasted nuts – sunflower, pepitas, cashews, sliced almonds
6. Fruits – papaya, oranges, pomegranate, roasted pineapple, apple
Prepare your toppings in advance by washing, cutting, roasting or chopping and put in an airtight container. When you are ready, open up your containers and start decorating your bottoms that have been spread with your middles.
Putting it all together! Bottoms, middle and tops!
Lay out your bottoms on a cookie sheet, cutting board or on wax paper that is placed on your counter. Whether you are using breads or veggies or a combination of both, the same is done for all the bottoms to make the middle and top process easy!
Spread all your bottoms with your middle. Spread lightly and cover as much of the bottom as you can without making the bottom sloppy or too heavy to pick up.
Start adding your tops! place organic greens or spread some roasted garlic, or sprinkle your mayan onion salsa or add some nuts. This is where you take over and make the apps, the canapes or the snacks your own.
Listo! as we say in Spanish. You now have a great holiday app that is a reflection of Tulum, Mexico, a great holiday treat that takes minutes to prepare and if you need more they are easy to make pronto if your guests are gobbling them up.
For your gluten-free friends, use the veggies and gluten-free breads. For your vegan friends, veggie bottoms, for your alkaline diet friends use the veggie bottoms. No one needs to be left out on the holidays and this recipe from the beaches of Tulum will make sure of it.
Love this recipe? Check out our OH! Food Workshop in Tulum Nov 30 to Dec 5 2012! There is much more where this came from!