La ricetta di Thomasina Miers per la pizza alla messicana con hummus di piselli

Tlayudas (pronunciato clah-yoo-dahs) sono le pizze alla messicana cotte sulla brace, e di solito si mangiano a tarda notte per le strade di Oaxaca. Là, l'impasto è fatto con il mais, but here I make my own simple wheat tortillas or, if I’m in a rush, use ready-made ones from the shops. Toasted in a frying pan, topped with a variety of things and finished off under the grill until the cheese is melted and bubbling, they go down incredibly well.

We love the combination of pea hummus and sun-dried tomatoes, but you can spread the tortillas with anything you want, including dulce de leche, bananas and toasted hazelnuts.

Prep 10 min
cucinare 50 min
Servi 6-8 bambini

200g peas, fresh or frozen
200g tinned chickpeas
, drained and rinsed
1 small garlic clove, crushed with a little salt
Salt and black pepper
3 cucchiaio di olio d'oliva,
più extra per servire
1 tbsp tahini
1 big handful fresh mint, leaves picked, più extra per servire
2 lemons
4 large wheat tortillas
60g sun-dried tomatoes
, tritato grossolanamente
100g mozzarella, grated
, per servire (opzionale)
Lettuce, per servire

Make the hummus first. Bring a small pan of water to a boil, drop in the peas and cook for three minutes, fino a quando sono teneri. Drain and run under cold water for 10-20 secondi, to cool.

Tip the peas into a food processor, add the chickpeas, aglio, a teaspoon of salt, olio d'oliva, tahini, mint, the juice of one lemon and a tablespoon of water, e condire generosamente. Blitz until nice and smooth, then check the seasoning, adding lemon if it needs more acidity or a little water for a more spoonable consistency.

Heat the grill. Nel frattempo, lay a tortilla in a large, ovenproof frying pan and turn the heat to medium-low so it warms through gently. Spread a quarter of the hummus all over the surface of the tortilla, then scatter over some sun-dried tomatoes and a quarter of the mozzarella on top.

Pop the pan under the hot grill and cook until the cheese has melted, but take care that you do not burn the tortilla.

Remove from the grill, scatter over a few mint leaves and parmesan (se si utilizza), drizzle with a little oil and cut into slices, much like a pizza. Serve with lemon wedges and a bowl of crisp lettuce while you repeat with the rest of the tortillas and toppings.

You will have a handful of chickpeas left over: toast them in a separate frying pan with a teaspoon of sweet smoked paprika for a fun extra topping. E, for a proper Mexican finish, try topping the finished tlayudas with some chargrilled spring onions.

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