Friday, July 9, 2010

Bacon, Lettuce, and Salsa Wraps

I'm not a summer person. The heat reduces me into a whiny, unmotivated puddle. It is a testament to Rob's saintliness that we survived our first summer of marriage without an air conditioner. When it gets hot, I find myself getting creative in the kitchen so I can turn that darn stove off as quickly as possible. So I was delighted to come across this recipe I'd clipped from my Better Homes and Garden magazine a few months back. The only cooking involved is microwaving some bacon (and who doesn't love bacon?). The flavors are simple enough to remind me why I adore BLTs, but with enough differences from BLTs to feel like I made a genuine meal.

Bacon, Lettuce, and Salsa Wraps
3 tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp lime juice
salt to taste
8 slices bacon (plus a few more to munch on while you cook, or is that just me?)
Roughly 2 cups lettuce (I used romaine, but go with any variety you like)
4 flour tortillas (optional: veggie-flavored flour tortillas)

Combine first five ingredients. Set aside.
Microwave the bacon according to package directions on paper towels.
To assemble wraps, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on each tortilla. Top with salad, then fresh salsa, then 2 slices bacon (whole or chopped, whatever you prefer). Roll up and serve.

*Note: You can sub in whatever variety of fresh salsa you like; I used this combination to keep the flavors uncomplicated.

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