Thursday, August 2, 2007

A little taste of Mexico~


Bruschetta Mexicana

Ingredients:
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp
1 1/2 Tbsp pureed chipotle peppers (in adobo)
2 avocados
1 lime
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
6 roma tomatoes
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 c. Cilantro leaves
Garnish with Queso Fresco (optional), 1 French Baguette

Mix cream cheese & chipotle together and set aside. In a seperate container, combine avocado , juice of 1 lime, cumin, salt & pepper to taste. Mixture should have a creamy texture. Remove the seeds from the tomato and discard. Dice tomato and garlic, set aside. Slice bread lengthwise and then slice into 8 piece. Drizle with olive oil and place under a broiler until golden. Cool slightly & spread with the cream cheese mixture. Place avocado puree on top of cream cheese. Top with diced tomatoes & small amount of cilantro leaves. Garnish with small amount of Queso Fresco.
Buen Provecho!

**For any of my Mexico friends: If I can't find good french bread I have substituted Bolillo bread rolls for French bread. It is a European style bread that came to Mexico in the 1800's with Emperor Maximilian & the "French Intervention".

3 comments:

Lauren said...

Sounds pretty tasty!

Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMIGA!
Hope your day is special!
Miss you!
Nancy

Ann Dodson said...

Making this recipe tomorrow and may just serve up the Clamato w/beer with it!!
Love, A AND - happy belated Birthday, Sister!