Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dinner Tonight ~ Enchiladas Verde (Vegitarian)

I have not tried it because I am not very hungry right now, but hubby did and he really enjoyed it. Below is the recipe as it appears in the Weight Watchers magazine for Jan/Feb 2010.

I did things a little different...I used silken tofu so I ended up not having to put it in the food processor and I did not use the almonds, just did not sound right to me. I used roasted green chilies, not jalapeños.

We have never cooked with tofu in our household so this was a first for me. Since Kerry liked it I say it was a success and will be cooked again here. The picture above is from what I cooked, not the magazine.

Weight Watchers Enchiladas Verde

Prep 15 min Bake 45 min Serves 6

1 tsp canola oil

1 medium red onion, chopped

3 Tbsp sliced almonds

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 (10-oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

¼ lb low-fat soft tofu, cut-up

1/3 c light sour cream

8 fresh tomatillos, husked, fruit rinsed and quartered

4 scallions, sliced

2/3 c chopped fresh cilantro

1 canned jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint (optional)

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp ground coriander

12 (6-inch) corn tortillas

¾ c shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. To make filling heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add onion, almond, and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onions and almonds are golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer to plate and let cool.

3. Puree tofu and sour cream in food processor. Transfer to large bowl; stir in onion mixure and spinach.

4. To make sauce, clean food processor bowl. Put tomatillos, scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, mint(if using), cumin and coriander in food processor and puree. Pour into shallow bowl.

5. Set cast iron or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat 3 minutes. Add 1 tortilla and toast until pliable, about 15 seconds per side. Dip tortilla into sauce to coat very lightly on both sides. Transfer tortilla to work surface. Place 1 spoonful filling slightly to one side of center and roll up. Transfer roll seam side down to baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas, filing, and enough sauce to make 12 enchiladas. Spoon remaining sauce over enchiladas, sprinkle tops with Cheddar.

6. Cover baking dish with foil and bake until enchiladas are not and Cheddar melts, 25-30 minutes. Uncover and let cool. Wrap well in plastic wrap and freeze up to 2 months. To serve, let thaw in refrigerator overnight. Cover with wax paper and microwave on Medium-High until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Per Serving (2 Enchiladas) 216 Cal, 7g Fat, 2g Sat Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 8 mg Chol, 273 mg Sod, 30 g carb, 6g Fib, 11g Prot, 236 Cal

WW Points: 4


  1. UH oh..... :-)

    It sounds too good not to try!
    Well....cept for the tofu, which I don't particularly care for...
    Still gotta try it, though! :-)

  2. I like tofu but it's been years since I ate it. I am however going to try this. I got Russell eating healthy now so I won't tell him there is tofu in it till after he eats it.

  3. I love enchiladas and yours look delicious. The recipe sounds healthier than mine too ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,
    Sacred Ruminations