Mealtime Monday: Totally Tortillas, Totally Tlayudas

tlayuda in mexico

How many ways do you know to prepare a tortilla?  Do you know your burritos, tacos, quesadillas, sopes, tostadas, fajitas, flautas and gorditas?  How about your tlayudas?  Amazingly I lived in Mexico for about eight months and didn’t once hear the word tlayuda.  It wasn’t until I returned to the country a second time and visited the city of Oaxaca that I learned about this unique way to make a tortilla into a treat.  Tlayudas are made from really big, really thin tortilla and are typically spread with beans, cheese and lettuce, as well as other toppings like meat, avocado and salsa.  A good tlayuda is crispy, crunchy, melty and even healthy, making them a must-try for anyone in Oaxaca.

For more of my memories of vegetarian dining in Mexico check out this post.


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