Achiote Grilled Chicken Tostada with California Avocado-Black Bean Relish

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Serves: 5

Achiote Marinade (recipe follows) 2 each chicken breast (4-6 oz.) 1 head Napa cabbage 15 gyoza wrappers (round) Mango Lime Vinaigrette (recipe follows) California Avocado-Black Bean Relish (recipe follows) Micro cilantro, as needed for garnish Achiote Marinade (Yield: 1-1/2 cups) 5 oz. achiote paste 1 cup orange juice Tbsp. minced garlic 1 Tbsp. oregano cup olive oil cup chopped cilantro Salt and pepper, to taste Mango Lime Vinaigrette (Yield: approx. 4 cups) 3 cups mango puree 1 cup lime juice 1 bunch cilantro cup honey cup sour cream 1 tsp. kosher salt California Avocado-Black Bean Relish minced red onion 1 minced red bell pepper 1 minced green bell pepper 1 minced jalapeno pepper cup lime juice 1 Tbsp. cumin 1 Tbsp. oregano 2 Tbsp. canola oil cup honey cup chopped cilantro 2 cups cooked black beans 1 diced Fresh California Avocado*

Achiote Marinade

  1. Combine first two ingredients in a mixing bowl, breaking up the paste with a wire whisk.
  2. Whisk in remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

Mango Lime Vinaigrette

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process for about 30 seconds. Reserve.

California Avocado-Black Bean Relish

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve for service.

To Assemble

  1. Make Achiote Marinade and marinate chicken breasts for at least 6 and up to 24 hours.
  2. Cut the cabbage in thin shreds and reserve.
  3. Spray or brush gyoza skins lightly with canola oil. Bake for about 10 minutes in a pre-heated 375°F oven, or until golden brown (gyoza skins can also be deep-fried).
  4. Grill chicken breasts. Cool slightly and slice thinly on the diagonal.
  5. Toss cabbage with Mango Lime Vinaigrette and portion onto prepared gyoza skins, the top with chicken.
  6. To serve, top with California Avocado-Black Bean relish and garnish with micro cilantro.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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