Last week I had a sudden crave for Jalapeno peppers. Don’t ask me why, I don’t even know but I just had this absolutely unstoppable impulse of eating really tart spicy Mexican peppers.
I went to 3 supermarkets only to find out that they don’t sell jalapenos here!! I couldn’t believe that in this day and age it was impossible to actually find such a basic and universal ingredient, but what I did find was some Tabasco Mild sauce, jalapeno flavour. 😀
Finally a mexican friend of mine pointed me into the direction of a little mexican shop that sells any type of spice pepper you can imagine, and I am now a happy Jalapeno owner.
If you are reading this, you probably know I am a very firm believer in eating the type of carbs, and avoiding them at night time. For this reason, having tacos for dinner is not really generally an option, but then I thought that maybe I could have my cake and eat it too, just by swapping the taco wrapping for some more inoffensive lettuce leaves. Not the same you would say?? Well no, but you still get the flavour and it is just as delicious.
This is a very easy and quick no taco taco for Mexican food lovers!!
Ingredients (serves 1):
100 gr of chicken breast
1 gem lettuce
½ a spring onion (depending on size)
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro
½ an avocado
The juice of a lime
Salt & pepper to taste
½ a tsp. cumin
½ a tsp. paprika
Jalapenos or Jalapeno flavour Tabasco to your liking.
Simple chop very finely the tomato, cilantro, spring onion and jalapeno and mix in a bowl. Season with lime juice and salt and set aside.
Wash the gem lettuce and split it in leaves without breaking them and set them on a serving plate.
In a pan, cook the chicken breast cut in small slices with the cumin and paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Chop the avocado in small pieces and lay on the lettuce, then add the chicken and top with the salsa.
You can add a bit of grated cheese to the chicken if you wish, I didn’t find it necessary, especially for dinner, but of course it is a possibility!