Cheese Flautas with Cilantro Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 302.2
  • Total Fat: 24.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.3 mg
  • Sodium: 218.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

    2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

    3/4 cup pepitas (green hulled pumpkin seeds)

    1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped

    Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)

    Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

    8 corn tortillas (6-inch), softened by moistening and lightly toasting over a gas burner (turn with tongs)

    2 cups (6 ounces) grated Monterey Jack cheese

    1/8 cup peanut oil
    1/8 cup coconut oil


Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a saute pan over medium-low. Cook garlic until golden, 1 minute. Add pepitas; cook, tossing, until toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Pulse to a paste in a food processor. Add cilantro, lime juice, and remaining olive oil; pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Spread some pesto on a softened tortilla; top with cheese. Roll up; place seam side down. Cover with a damp kitchen towel. Repeat.

Heat peanut oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Fry flautas in 2 batches, seam sides down, 1 minute. Using tongs, roll to brown evenly, cooking 1 minute more. Drain on paper towels, dabbing tops to remove excess oil.

Serving Size: 1 flauta (roll-up)

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELLENMARIE79.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

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