In my post of September 8, 2011, I commented that I usually feel like Diogenes searching for a decent lunch on Saturdays. It’s often PB and J on pita or a tasteless frozen burrito (unless I dash out to Treasure Island to grab a few pieces of spanikopita). However, on September 8th I shared a recipe for Saturday lunch that was cosmic. It was a recipe that I stumbled on by pure accident due to a rare constellation of foods that happened to be in the frig, pantry and fruit bowl.
Lately, I’ve been teeing up another easy Saturday lunch that is a “keeper.” It is La Banderita tortillas with smoked salmon, Monterrey Jack cheese, fresh Hass avocado and Frontera Grill’s Salpica brand cilantro green olive salsa with roasted tomatillos. Oh my. . . .
I toast the tortillas for a few minutes. Remove, lay flat and layer some smoked salmon, a slice of Monterrey Jack cheese and fresh avocado. Nuke it on “Reheat” for a bit, remove and slather with salsa. I have died and gone to heaven. For a dinner portion, you might use larger tortillas and add some grilled onions (see post of November 14, 2011) and fresh guacamole (avocados, squeezed limes, well-chopped cilantro).
If you add a side of black beans and rice (brown rice is tastier) with a tad of salsa on top, and perhaps a glass or two of cabernet sauvignon (I am partial to Caymus), you will have an exquisite Sunday (or any day) dinner. If you make it, invite me over. . . . . especially if you’re serving Caymus cab. . . . .