Christmas Count Down …17 – Kidney bean tortilla – full of flavors but only one spice – cinnamon
Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon, if we ever have cinnamon it´s most likely in December. The month of ginger bread cookies.
I got this recipe from a Spa and Medical Clinic, owned by the Nature and Health Association of Iceland. I went there for a visit and they have a nice kitchen, open to public as well. I was so surprised when I heard what what in this recipe, it was so flavorful and I couldn´t pinpoint the spice blend, so I asked. The only spice used was cinnamon.
I am usually not a big fan of cinnamon, but I like it in apple pies. In this dish it´s perfect, I had to try this recipe for myself to see if this was true so I followed the recipe from a-z (in Iceland we say a-ö ) and I got the same flavor.
Try this recipe, just like like it is, exactly… It is worth the try.
Kidney bean tortilla
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 carrot
- 1 parsnip
- 1/2 onion
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1-2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded cheese
Dice the vegetable and fry it in a little bit of oil with salt and cinnamon. Add beans and tomatoes. Simmer for a bit. Fill the tortillas with the veggie mix and the cheese and heat in the oven for 5 minutes at 200°c .
I served it with homemade salsa and Jalapeno dip.
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- Finely chopped canned jalapeno (or fresh) *
- 1-2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1t easpoon syrup
Mix everything together.
*The amount of jalapeno is by taste. Put in a little, taste and then add more if you like it with more heat.
The clinic is in Hveragerdi, a half an hour drive and the landscape on the way is very beautiful