I love Nachos!
Who doesn’t, right? But the traditional chips and dip gets quite boring. Nacho fans will agree that once in while you need a twist on tradition. Any twist I add has a healthy side to it. Who can really call Nachos healthy, but the prep work can be. Using fresh ingredients and a nutritious cooking process, you can really have nachos without the guilt!
Where are the chips you say? Thats the secret in this dish. I love Trader Joe’s for their variety in healthy chips and one of my favorites; Quinoa and Black Bean infused Tortilla Chips. I eat these with practically everything.
We are going to take these beautiful polygons (had to look up what 6 sides was) and ground them into a fine pie like crust. Yes, this will be our base. As much as I hate doing that to these chips, the aftermath is just awe inspiring and decadent. The combination of spiced ground chicken, fresh vegetables, thick salsa and LOTS of cheese on top of this crust…. wait for it………………Nacho heaven!!
Yes! A slice of this will definitely send your tastebuds on a ride. The crust has the perfect crunch needed for all the smothering deliciousness on top.
A little bit of unsalted butter and your favorite tortilla chips in a Vitamix can get you a beautiful crust in seconds.
Easy as pie! I like to add a pinch of Indian spice to my ground chicken while cooking it. The aroma of garlic and ginger with sautéed onions makes the chicken taste amazing on its own.
Toppings are my favorite part of any dish. Who can really imagine nachos without fresh Avocados. I love them, whole and turned into guacamole. I garnished with avocado slices, diced tomatoes and jalapeños.
My 7 year old actually took seconds, which is quite rare for her :). My husband devoured half of it.
An awesome potluck entree. You’ll be the only one taking home an empty dish.
You can definitely substitute the chicken with ground beef and get creative with it.
The possibilities are endless…
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