CHICA BONITA'S PUMPKIN TACO W/ CRISPY KALE & HAZELNUT MACHA

CHICA BONITA BRING YOU A DELICIOUS VEGAN TACO RECIPE THAT YOU CAN MAKE FROM HOME!

Everryyyonnneee likes Mexican, right? That’s why we reached out to our friends at Chica Bonita, a little taqueria hidden just off Manly’s Corso.


They put together a delicious (vegan) Spiced Pumpkin Taco, with Crispy Kale and a Maple Hazelnut Macha Salsa. We’re already drooling...time to get in the kitchen!




INGREDIENTS - HAZLENUT & MAPLE MACHA

3 cloves of garlic

5g of chilli flakes

150g hazelnuts

50g maple syrup

250ml olive oil

50ml water

5g salt

5g pepper


INGREDIENTS – BAKED PUMPKIN


500g of pumpkin

5g lemon myrtle, ground

5g rosemary

5g coriander, ground


INGREDIENTS – OTHER


A few leaves of tuscan kale

Conola oil

Tortillas

METHOD


Fry the garlic at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.

Roast the hazelnuts in the oven at 190 degrees for 5 minutes.

Blend the garlic with the chilli flakes, hazelnuts, and maple syrup, keeping some of the texture.

Add the rest of the ingredients and keep in the fridge until serving.


Then, cut the pumpkin in dices and coat with dry spices. Keep in mind the smaller your dice, the quicker your pumpkin will cook. Cook in the oven at 160 degrees for approx 20 minutes.


Next, fry up the kale in canola oil at 180 for 30 seconds. Place on paper towel to soak up any excess oil.


TO SERVE


Heat the tortilla in a dry sauce pan for 10 seconds on each side, just to warm it up. Place the baked pumpkin across the tortilla, cover with Salsa Macha and finish with the crispy kale. Enjoy!


Chica Bonita (Spanish for beautiful girl) is a tiny taqueria hidden in a walkway just off the Corso in Manly.


To keep the good times rolling, they have recently given their takeaway menu a makeover! They are making sure the (takeaway) margs stay flowing, and that their favourites, including their famous loaded fries, can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home!


Open from 11:30-3:00 for lunch and 5:30-9:00 for dinner, hit up Chica Bonita by phone for all your Mexican cravings.