Meatless Monday: Roasted vegetable molcajete from Bracero Cocina

Bracero Cocina de Raiz's roasted vegetable molcajete (/ Liz Bowen)
Bracero Cocina de Raiz’s roasted vegetable molcajete (/ Liz Bowen)

What is it? Farmers market wood-roasted vegetable molcajete

Where is it from? Bracero Cocina de Raiz

What’s in it? House-made guacamole, roasted veggies, heirloom bean hummus, crispy lentils, queso fresco and an Anaheim chile relleno. This dish is also served with warm, homemade corn tortillas.

How much will it cost me? $26

Why we love it? For those who aren’t familiar, a molcajete is a tool used in traditional Mexican culture for grinding foods, sauces, spices - you name it. This dish, served in a molcajete bowl, is filled with traditional ingredients and spices, but is given a new-age twist that we adore. It’s made with roasted vegetables, a bean-based hummus and crispy lentils, all topped with fresh, chunky guac. It’s refreshing to enjoy a thoughtful, re-worked Mexican dish that goes far beyond just beans and cheese for a vegetarian. We highly recommend this Mexican treat for your next dinner date in Little Italy.

1490 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy.

Source: DiscoverSD