Happy Cinco De Mayo to all who celebrate!
I created these healthy fusion vegetarian taquitos in honor of Cinco De Mayo. The recipe is quite simple to recreate, and although some of the ingredients I used are not traditional, the taquitos turned out so delicious and balanced while packed with flavor, that I had to share them with you all!
I highlighted below the unusual combination of ingredients I used (read this is what we had in the house) You can swap in more traditional items from your home or make them vegan by not adding cheese or adding your favorite "not" cheese etc.
Also note, these were cooked in an air fryer, but the same recipe can be popped in the oven until they crisp as well. I'm finding the air fryer to be so much fun to use when I want to cook something fast or not heat up the house by turning on the oven.
2 parsnips, cut into 1/4 inch sticks
1 avocado mashed
trader joes ajika seasoning blend
- it's new in our market, and we just love it on everything!
- a more traditional blend of chipotle chili, cayenne, and cumin can be used too
1 small shallot diced
1/2 lime, juiced
4 organic flour tortillas
- we like these because they are the perfect size for taquitos
- gluten free options can be used as well
1/2 cup a dozen cousins black beans
- we love all of their high ingredient precooked beans!
- they elevate every meal, when you are putting something together fast
- you can substitute any simmered seasoned beans or your abuela's magic beans
1/4 cup shredded goat milk gouda
- or whatever sharp cheese you like
maui no ka 'oi adoboloco sauce
- or your facvorite hot sauce
- omit if you do not like spicy
several spritzes of olive oil
- I use this canister and fill it with my own oil
4 tooth picks
Roast your parsnips ahead of time either in the air fryer (or in the oven). To cook in the air fryer, toss them with 4-8 spritzes of olive oil and bake at 390 for 10-20 minutes or until they are soft and caramelizing on the outside.
Prep your other ingredients. Mash the avocado, stir in diced shallot and add ajika seasoning and salt to taste. Add a small amount of your lime juice and taste and add more as needed, or add the rest to a pitcher of water to serve with your meal.
Lay down your small tortillas. Place a small amount of cheese down the center of each, reserving 1/2 cheese for the top. Next add to the center a few roasted parsnip sticks, spreading them evenly between your 4 tortillas. On top of this, add a couple spoonfuls of your bean mixture, then a couple spoonfuls of your mashed avo mix, being careful not to over stuff each. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over then dribble a few drops of hot sauce on each - add more if you like it caliente.
To roll, take one end and connect it to the other to mash the ingredients together, then open it back up and roll and tuck until you have formed a little tube. Use one toothpick (you may have to bend it in half in order for it to safely fit into your air fryer with out touching the top coils) The tooth pcik helps your taquitos maintain their shape while cooking. Place them into your air fyer and spritz each one with a bit of olive oil. This will help them to crisp up. Air fry on 400 for 2 minutes.
Carefully take them out of the air fyer and remove each tooth pick, serve, and ENJOY!
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