Healthy huevos Mexicana

Healthy huevos Mexicana

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From
Cantina
Serves
4
Photographer
Chris Middleton

Huevos mexicana are essentially scrambled eggs laced with salsa and they are indeed a delicious start to the day. It’s common to see the addition of savoury morsels, such as broken fried corn (tortilla) chips, bacon or chorizo served in tortillas. For a lighter alternative, here I have used egg whites packed with lean protein. However, the challenge is making egg white texturally pleasing and delicious. I found that baking the egg whites in a shallow dish with flavoursome vegetables, herbs and low-fat cheese is the answer. This recipe will change your opinion of egg white omelettes forever!

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 large egg whites
vegetable oil spray
4 Tortilla dough
Tomatillo verde, to serve
or your favourite latin hot sauce, to serve
2 avocados, thickly sliced
4 large handfuls rocket or watercress leaves

Salsa

Quantity Ingredient
4 ripe roma tomatoes, cored, halved and squeezed of excess seeds
200g goat’s feta, crumbled
1 zucchini, coarsely grated
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1 small handful basil leaves
1 small handful mint leaves
pinch salt
pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. To prepare the salsa, finely chop the tomatoes and place in a medium bowl. Add the remaining salsa ingredients and toss to combine.
  3. Lightly beat the egg whites in a medium bowl. Add to the salsa and stir to combine.
  4. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with vegetable oil. Pour in the egg white mixture and bake for 6–8 minutes, until just firm to the touch.
  5. Wrap the tortillas in aluminium foil and place in the oven for 5 minutes to warm.
  6. To serve, cut the egg white pancake into 4 and place a quarter onto each warmed tortilla. Add a little tomatillo verde or hot sauce, avocado, rocket or watercress leaves and roll up.
Tags:
Latin
Mexican
Mexico
Cantina
Paul Wilson
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