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Meatless Monday: Roasted vegetable molcajete from Bracero Cocina

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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.

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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. bracerococina.com

Source: DiscoverSD


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