Verde Que Te Quiero Verde. The translation of this line so famously written by Federico Garcia Lorca:
Green How I Desire You, Green. For whatever reason this phrase has stuck with me from my college days of being a Spanish Lit major. Every time I see an abundance of green I recite those words with gusto. So it seemed appropriate that when I created these very green breakfast tortillas during a Miami trip last year that they be announced with the same zeal.
A little back story on Miami. Since my husband and I met in Miami, got engaged in Miami and then had part of our honeymoon in Miami, it was only fitting that after we got married we should buy a little apartment there so we could continue our to nurture our beginnings.
We try to go once or twice a year, but Juan Carlos usually has more opportunities to visit then I have in the past. I think that trend might flip in the near future. Hurray for me!
When we are down there we tend to eat a bit differently. We definitely eat lighter, making BIG salads for lunch and big fruit salads throughout the day. But since we always head to the beach in the mornings for long walks, we need a bit more energy provided by breakfast. So I found myself looking through the ingredients I bought and to see what might give us that extra ummph. Fortunately, our supply didn't disappoint.
On that day, I grilled up corn tortillas, cut up baby spinach, thinly sliced cucumbers, scallions and avocado squeezed and layered them with smoked trout and some lime for JC. (He is allergic to dairy.)
You can keep the spinach fresh or sauté it.
For me, I use all the same but replaced the smoked trout with feta cheese. I love smoked trout but was in the mood to have a warm, slightly melted element to contrast with all the crisp fresh greens. It was delightful and we were ready with energy as we headed off to the beach for our 4 mile walk.
The best part about these opened faced tortillas is that you can fill them with whatever you have in the fridge. Hummus, red onion, cucumber. Or scrambled egg, bacon, tomato. Or Ham, cheese. Or leftover pulled pork.
Of course those might not qualify for the original chant, Verde Que Te Quiero Verde but they certainly qualify for a Something from Nothing creation. Start your morning with something green and enjoy the sunshine whatever state you are in.