This Quirky Vegan

What THIS vegan eats

Anything goes flautas

Baked flautasOften people get so caught up with following recipes they forget that throwing food together can be fun with delicious results. Flautas are a good way to use up vegetables you have in providing you have some store cupboard basics. So no strict recipe here, just start experimenting.

Grab what vegetables you have in; maybe sweetcorn and/or some finely chopped onions, peppers, and/or mushrooms then flash fry them in a little oil and either a Mexican spice mix or keep it basic with chilli powder. Once you have flash fried the mixture empty into a bowl and add your favourite beans or tinned (vegan) refried beans and stir together. Lay out tortillas and you can, but do not have to, spread a thin layer of (vegan) guacamole or salsa on them. Spoon a little of the mixture in a line and roll them up- they should be thinner than say and enchilada would be. Then bake them in the oven or on a griddle pan until a little golden on the outside and cooked on the inside.

This haphazard way of cooking is all about knowing your own tastes. If you adore avocados adding guacamole may be right for you but if you want to keep it simple with vegetables, beans, and spices do that instead. Sometimes I even spread in hummus…but I do love hummus. If you love experimenting with spices go ahead but if you are nervous about experimenting like that use a little store bought fajita or enchilada spice mix instead. I listed some of the vegetables I always have in but since the spice mix gives you the flavour you really can let your imagination go wild with what vegetables you use. Just remember to finely chop whatever vegetables you do use.

For serving you could drizzle with a light salsa or blended avocados…my son requested vegan mayo (crazy kid). I served them with a chunky mango salsa but a salad, rice, chips/fries, or anything you like works.


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