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Soy Schnitzel with Avocado Pesto

Milanesas (beef or chicken) are one of the favorite dishes in Argentine cuisine. Not a very glamorous dish, milanesas are meant to be everyday comfort food. And though they may lack style, they are certainly unforgettable.

My memories of this dish are endless. As a child my mother prepared the best beef and chicken milanesas on planet Earth. And so as part of the ritual, when she comes to visit us in America, she leaves us a tower of delicious frozen milanesas in the fridge. Here, however, is a super tasty and lighter version of milanesas, made with soy and whole wheat flour, rather than chicken or beef. Stuffed with an avocado pesto sauce, this recipe is different, healthy, and tasty. In fact, these milanesas can be filled with whatever stuffing you have on hand, so make it fun and personal!

After these adjustments, we think these milanesas just might have the edge over beef or chicken milanesas. Ideal for vegans and for those who observe Lent during the Easter season, if you have guests who respect this tradition, perhaps this is a recipe that they will appreciate!

Soy Schnitzel with Avocado Pesto

For the Avocado Pesto

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese

For the Soy Milanesas

  • 10 1/2 ounces soy flour
  • 9 ounces whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 pinch aji molido

Get the full recipe and ingredient list.

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