Friday, May 13, 2011

Strawberry Mango Tostada and Awards!!



You know that I like strawberries, but have you ever had a Strawberry Mango Tostada? I hadn’t either, but anything with strawberries has my name all over it.  This tostada has fresh strawberries, avocado, mango, jicama, mango, lime juice, of course, cilantro, cooked chicken and a few jalapeno slices, and tortillas How many of you have eaten jicama? I never had before now, and I really didn’t care for it This salad is so refreshing and summery.  We finally are in the 80’s in Chicago.  Of course, when we turned on the air conditioner, it didn’t come on, only the fan from the furnace was running.

My husband bought a cheap programmable thermostat, when our other one died, and it has never worked correctly.  Now he needs a thermostat intervention. I am going to buy a new one today, which I should have done a long time ago.  Wish me luck!

Because it wasn’t very cool in our house and it was 89 outside, I wanted a cool salad type dinner, I made this Strawberry Tostada.  I got a flier at the grocery store from the California Strawberry Commission, official, he he, so it must be good!  I adapted their recipe by adding the mangoes, and chicken

Strawberry Tostada Adapted from the California Strawberry Commission
This recipe serves 6  Adapt accordingly

2 ½ C strawberries, stemmed and hulled
2 mangoes, peeled and diced
½ lb. jicama ,peeled and diced
2 cups cooked chicken breasts, diced
½ cup cilantro
 6 jalapeno slices
1 lb of avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp of lime juice
6-6 in corn or flour tortillas
chili powder
6 tbsp queso fresco cheese, crumbled.   I used feta.
1 lime, cut in six wedges.

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix Strawberries, mango, jicama cilantro, peppers, chicken, and lime juice.  Add avocados and fold in gently. Arrange tortillas on baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in oven 8-10 until brown.  Watch carefully, so they don’t burn!  Mound one cup of strawberry mixture in center of each tortilla.

Below is what I was posting, however, Blogger couldn't load the images of the awards. I will re-post these awards, when I can load the images.

Now for the Awards.  Since I started working on the Bake sale back in April, it consumed my mind and life.  I apologize to Christine from Christine's Pantry and Elisabeth from Food and Thrift Finds who bestowed these wonderful awards upon me.  Thank you, Ladies!  I am so honored to have received them and be in such wonderful company. Go check out their wonderful blogs and you'll find many delicious recipes and gorgeous pictures with warmth and friendship!  Here they are, and they are gorgeous!  Bloggallooza Awards!

                             From Christine's Pantry  

                                  Then I got not, one, but two  awards From Elisabeth                                    
 Elisabethe's Food and Thrift Finds


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17 comments:

  1. This is so, so pretty! Perfect and refreshing for a light Texas summer evening meal...

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  2. Thermostat intervention...LOL. That was hilarious. We all have to do that with our husbands from time to time. My husband is not very handy so if he does something as simple as caulking the floor, he thinks he's Norm Abrams..LOL.
    I love this tostada. Gorgeous combo. of flavors!!
    (Also, I wanted to say thank you for your comment over on the Gooseberry Patch site. I almost cried - you are the sweetest Rebecca Ann!!)

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  3. This tostada is awesome Becky! I love the sweet and savory ... and the soft and crunchy!

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  4. Wendy- We had summer for 2 days, and now it's 50!
    It'll b e awhile before I make this Tostada I think!

    Rebecca- Thank you for your kind words!

    Beandie- You are the sweetest person, and thank you for your kind words. Look for the results of the the thermostat intervention on my next post.

    Tiffany- glad that you liked the tostada. It hit's the spot in the summer weather.

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  5. Your thermostat issues crack me up! And here we go with the amazing mango recipes again! Yumm and double yum! This looks so so good! ♥- K

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  6. By the way that picture is gorgeous! Have you submitted it to foodgawker?

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  7. Katrina,
    I tried once, but I'll try now! Thanks for the tip! Can you tell that I love mangoes, ans strawberries??

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  8. What a fantastic recipe. I LOVE it! Strawberries and mango with cilantro, jalapeno, cheese.... mind blowing. Must try this. Great going on the awards!

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  9. love the combo of mango, strawberry, avacado with cheese- nice click!

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  10. Congratulations on all the awards! The tostada looks great.

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  11. Suchi- Glad to see you back! thank you for your kind words!

    Beth- Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you liked what you saw. Hope to see you again.

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  12. No Becky haven't had anything like this, but it sounds good. I can't wait to hear all about this intervention, lol. Congrats on more awards you deserve them. Hope you had a great weekend.
    -Gina-

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  13. Hi Becky-I'm so confused now, with all this confusion Blogger has caused. I could swear I left a comment on your blog, and like my original comments on my latest post, yours also may have been removed.
    Well, just wanted to thank you for mentioning me about the award passed on to you, also I mentioned you as well, about your award passed on to me. Check it out on my blog!

    Such a refreshing, light, colorful and yummy tostada. Love the combination of the fruits and the chicken salad, topped on the light tostada:DDD

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  14. Gina-I'm posting about the intervention today:) The tostada is good!

    Elizabeth- I was so confused about blogger, too.
    blogger took down the post, and re-posted, minus all the comments. What a mess!! Thank you again for the awards;)

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  15. what an uberly delicious salsa! Love you simple yet immensely appealing presentation!

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  16. Thermostat intervention ... hahaha, i thought hubby whispered something because every time I do something wrong around the house he tells me I need an intervention :))) of course, every day I need a new one :))
    The strawberry tostada looks great, I don't think I need an intervention to make this one
    Thanks for sharing Becky

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