Healthy Nachos

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January 18, 2013

Ok, who doesn't love a good nachos? Obviously it can be made in many different styles and this is such a great recipe because you can change a few things here or there depending what's in the fridge and it will still taste extremely yummy.

Even though I make this just for hubby and I (bit of a treat meal for us), because it has so many veg, it is very nutritious and would be awesome for kiddies old enough to eat corn chips.

 

Ingredients

bag of corn chips (we love Byron Bay Chilli Co. corn chips)
1 small head of brocolli (cut into very small florets)
1 zuchinni (grated)
1 carrot (grated)
1 can of beans (your choice, I use 4 bean mix or you could just use, kidney, canellini etc.) Just make sure you rinse beans really really well or cook from scratch if you have more time.
250gr organic beef mince (this is optional, so of course for a veggie version, leave out)
1 clove of garlic (crushed)
1 tspn paprika
1/2 tspn cayenne himalayan salt and ground pepper cheese (grated) this is another one you can leave out for a dairy free option as there is lots of topping anyway
6 large iceberg lettuce leaves
4 spring onions
1 tblspn of extra virgin olive oil

 

Salsa
1 brown onion (diced)
4 roma tomatoes (diced, we like roma as they are less acidic)
1 tblspn of extra vigin olive oil

 

Guacamole topping 

1 clove of garlic (crushed)
1 avocado
juice of 1/2 lemon
sweet chilli sauce

 

Method

In a frypan, add oil and brown the mince, add zuchinni, carrot, brocolli, beans, cayenne, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper and fry together, put aside.

Next in same frypan, fry off your salsa ingredients in the oil till nice and soft, put aside

Assemble desired amount of corn chips on your plates then add your veggie, bean, mince layer, top with the salsa and add desired amount of cheese

Pop in pre- heated oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes

once nice and brown, remove plates from oven and sprinkle chopped spring onion and finely cut iceberg lettuce all over the top

(it is also lovely with fresh coriander leaves sprinkled in this layer, I'm quite liberal with it usually and use a whole bunch but I didn't have any in the house last night)

put massive dollop of guacamole in the middle!

 

Guacamole Assembly

Whack all ingredients in a bowl, I just mash my avo with a fork, add lemon juice, crushed garlic and a splash of sweet chilli sauce

This will feed 4 people easily or 2 very gutsy people (ahem)

So easy, so yummy, so foolproof!

And if you want to make this nachos even healthier, you can use veggies instead of corn chips! Simply cut potato, sweet potato or even parsnips into round circles, brush with some olive oil and bake in the oven. Voila! Veggie chips! 

 

Yours In Health,

 

Alisha x


1 Response

Renee
Renee

April 30, 2013

Yum! We had nachos yesterday too. We grow our own meat so I know just where it comes from. The white corn mission corn chips are yum and it is even way to make your own. ;)

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