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Chipotle-Cornmeal Waffle Tostadas with Chicken and Lime Crema | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Oh, Man!

How is it Monday again?  Where did the week-end go?  What did I do again?

Even though I’m not going to a job during the week {I’m on maternity leave right now}, don’t think that means that I don’t have to work.  Oh…I work!

It’s a different type of work…not necessarily a physical type of work, more like a mentally-draining type of work.  My 7-month old isn’t so good at playing on his own, and he certainly doesn’t understand the concept of “mommy needs to run to the bathroom” or “mommy needs a quick snack before she faints” or  “mommy needs a 5th cup of coffee”.

So you can imagine that even though ‘work’ doesn’t end for me on Friday, it is so nice to have Ben home, an extra set of hands at home, and someone to talk to about things more complicated than ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm’.  It will be fun when Kai can communicate with us!  {Or maybe that just adds another layer of complication?}

Chipotle-Cornmeal Waffle Tostadas with Chicken and Lime Crema | sweetpeasandsaffron.comWaffles.  The perfect, easy, simple Monday-night dinner.

We used to have breakfast-for-dinner growing up, normally a sweet waffle piled with fruit and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  YUM.

I was thinking about waffles for dinner, and then got all philosophical and thought ‘Hey!  Waffles are kind of like tostadas’.  This kind of breakthrough hasn’t happened since that apple fell on Newton’s head.

Chipotle-Cornmeal Waffle Tostadas with Chicken and Lime Crema | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Chipotle-Cornmeal Waffle Tostadas with Chicken and Lime Crema | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

These waffles are so yummy…crispy from the cornmeal, smoky from the chipotle and adobo sauce, and when you get a chipotle seed, a little bit spicy.

We topped our crispy chipotle cornmeal waffles with crunchy cabbage and radishes, shredded rotisserie chicken, and avocados.

Then we put a nice, big dollop of lime Greek yogurt ‘crema’.  Whatever you do, don’t skip this yogurt topping!  The lime, avocado and chipotle flavors are perfect together, and it really doesn’t take much effort to whip up, {it’s just Greek yogurt with lime juice and lime zest}.

Chipotle-Cornmeal Waffle Tostadas with Chicken and Lime Crema | sweetpeasandsaffron.comI am happy to say that these waffles received the rare and elusive “YUMMMAAAAY!” yell from Ben.  He is normally quite reserved but these waffles got him all worked up.

I am also happy to say that they were excellent for lunch the next day.  To crisp up your waffles, just throw them in the toaster for a few minutes.

So…hopefully these waffles can bring a little fun, and a lot of flavor to your Monday :)

Chipotle-Lime Waffle Tostadas
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Chipotle-Cornmeal Waffles
  • 1½ cup all purpose flour (166g; or fluffed, spooned & levelled)
  • ¾ cups corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (minced finely)
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
Lime Crema
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • zest from 1 lime
  • juice from 1 lime (2 tbsp approximately)
Waffle Toppings
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅛ cup apple cider vinegar
  • juice from ½ lime (1 tbsp approximately)
  • 3-4 cups cabbage (chopped into strips)
  • 8 radishes (sliced)
  • ½ cup cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked & shredded (roughly ½ rotisserie chicken)
  • 1-2 avocados (chopped)
Chipotle-Cornmeal Waffles
  1. Pre-heat your waffle maker.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar and baking powder. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then add milk and oil. Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing until just combined. Fold in the chipotle pepper and adobo sauce.
  3. Cook waffles according to waffle maker instructions.
Lime Crema
  1. Combine lime zest, lime juice and yogurt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  1. Whisk together oil, apple cider vinegar and lime juice in the bottom of a large bowl. Add cabbage, radishes, cilantro and chicken. Toss to coat.
  2. Top each waffle with a cup of tostada toppings. Add a dollop of lime-yogurt crema and a spoonful of avocado. Garnish with cilantro.



Waffle Recipe Adapted from AllRecipes

{ 15 comments… add one }

  • Andj May 5, 2014, 5:02 pm

    What a great flavor combination! Waffle tostadas is so clever. I second that Yumay!

    • Denise May 5, 2014, 8:50 pm

      Thanks, Andj! The best part about waffle tostadas is you are perfectly justified in using a knife & fork…my normal tostadas always fall apart!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks May 5, 2014, 8:37 pm

    Saw it on FG – just gorgeous!! Pinned!

    • Denise May 5, 2014, 8:48 pm

      Thanks, Averie! Coming from you that’s a huge compliment 😉

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife May 6, 2014, 4:35 am

    Breakfast for dinner = VICTORY! And I 100% believe that you work all day. I have such respect for moms–I feel like I can barely take care of myself most of the time!

    • Denise May 7, 2014, 2:41 am

      Ha ha, I can barely take care of myself, too…yoga pants and pony tails are where it’s at :) I hope I didn’t sound too complainy, I am very lucky that I have a year of mat leave to spend with my little munchkin.

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious May 6, 2014, 6:08 am

    These look super addictive…I could probably eat more than I should :)

    • Denise May 7, 2014, 2:42 am

      They were surprisingly filling, but I still managed to eat more than my share 😉

  • dina May 6, 2014, 1:26 pm

    these look amazing!

  • Kathy @ Olives & Garlic May 6, 2014, 1:39 pm

    What a smart idea. These look beautiful and delicious. I love “mommy needs a snack before she faints”

    • Denise May 7, 2014, 2:43 am

      Thanks, Kathy! I’m normally pretty good at eating before I feel faint, but some crazy days…. :S

  • Mary Frances May 6, 2014, 6:29 pm

    Savory waffles – what a creative idea! They’re different enough to be special, even though your recipe looks easy enough for busy weeknights. Mommas always know good weeknight recipes :) Hope you have a relaxing Tuesday! Pinned!

    • Denise May 7, 2014, 2:46 am

      Thanks, Mary Frances! It was a fairly relaxing Tuesday…

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron May 7, 2014, 11:32 pm

    Your photography is STUNNING! So beautiful and what a creative recipe! Pinned!

    • Denise May 8, 2014, 1:49 am

      Oh, thanks, Chelsea! I’ve discovered the magic that is back-lighting :) Love it!

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