Veggie Nachos

One Sheet Veggie Taco Nachos:

Gear up for the ultimate game day experience with a snack that steals the show – gluten-free nachos. Elevating your nacho game is not just about the toppings; it begins with the right foundation. Let’s dive into the world of gluten-free tortilla options and veggie choices to create a winning nacho platter.

Gluten-Free Tortilla Options:

When it comes to crafting nachos for a gluten-free crowd, choosing the right tortilla chips is key. Thankfully, there are various gluten-free options available in the market. Look for:

  1. Corn Tortilla Chips: A classic choice and a gluten-free staple. Ensure the label explicitly states “gluten-free” to guarantee a safe option.
  2. Cassava Flour Tortilla Chips: An excellent alternative for those looking to switch up the flavor. Cassava flour provides a unique twist while maintaining a gluten-free profile.
  3. Grain-Free Tortilla Chips: Explore innovative options made from ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour, or a blend of root vegetables for a nutritious and gluten-free alternative.

Veggie Options to Elevate Your Nacho Game:

  1. Black Beans: Packed with protein and fiber, black beans add a hearty element to your nachos.
  2. Fresh Bell Peppers: Dice up colorful bell peppers for a crunchy and vibrant addition.
  3. Cherry Tomatoes: Bursting with flavor, cherry tomatoes add a juicy bite to every nacho.
  4. Jalapeños: Spice things up with sliced jalapeños for a kick of heat.
  5. Avocado Slices: Creamy and rich, avocados provide a cooling contrast to the bold flavors.
  6. Fresh Cilantro: Garnish your nachos with fresh cilantro for a burst of herbal goodness.
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Veggie Nachos

One Sheet Veggie Taco Nachos:

Gear up for the ultimate game day experience with a snack that steals the show – gluten-free nachos.

  • Total Time: 13 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 23 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 cup shiitake and or any favorite mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red and/or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large zucchini, finely chopped,
  • 1 small cauliflower, diced
  • 12 tsp. Jalapeno chili pepper, diced (add more to taste. Seeds add spiciness)
  • 3 whole garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup fresh, canned or frozen organic corn
  • 1 can beans: black, pinto or your favorite
  • Fresh minced cilantro
  • 2 tsp. Mexican or Fajita blend seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 12 cups grated cheese blend of jack and cheddar cheeses, or a great Mexican shredded blend.
  • Cheese options: vegan cheese, goat shreds, feta, cheddar or pepper jack
  • CGK’s Favorite Tortilla options we love: Siete grain free tortilla chips or Siete Dip chips. Late July organic traditional tortilla chips

Topping Ideas:

Feta, guacamole, diced or mashed avocado or guacamole, salsa, sour cream more chili peppers.

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet on medium heat. Add oil.
  2. Add hearty veggies: mushrooms, red and yellow peppers, onions
  3. Next add cauliflower, zucchini, jalapeno, and fresh garlic
  4. Add Mexican seasonings, garlic granules and sea salt
  5. Simmer covered for 5 min. on low heat
  6. Vegetables should be fork tender.
  7. On your sheet pan layer, tortilla chips, veggie filling
  8. Top with corn, beans and cheeses
  9. Place in a 400-degree oven and bake for 5-8 minutes until cheese is melty.
  10. Finish with 2 minutes under the broiler if needed.
  11. Add topping and serve with salsa on side or on top.

Notes

Variations:

Meat crumbles, plant based or your favorite meaty crumbles, add dollops of refried beans

Kitchen Essentials:

1 skillet

1 sheet pan lined or unlined with parchment paper

  • Author: Curry Girls Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes

FAQs: Gluten-Free Nacho Delight

Q1: Are all tortilla chips gluten-free?

Not necessarily. Always check the label to ensure your tortilla chips are explicitly labeled as gluten-free. Corn tortilla chips are often a safe bet.

Q2: How can I make these nachos vegan?

Opt for dairy-free cheese alternatives and ensure that all ingredients, including chips, are labeled gluten-free and vegan. There are excellent plant-based options available.

Q3: Can I use sweet potato or zucchini chips for a healthier twist?

Absolutely! Experiment with sweet potato or zucchini chips for a nutrient-packed and gluten-free alternative to traditional tortilla chips.

Elevate your game day snacking with a thoughtful selection of gluten-free tortilla options and a colorful array of veggies. Whether you’re catering to gluten-free guests or simply embracing a healthier twist, these nacho choices are sure to be a hit. So, grab your favorite chips, load them up with vibrant toppings, and get ready for a nacho experience that scores big on taste and inclusivity.

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