Loaded Nachos

These loaded nachos are a light-fresh version to your typical nachos. They contain fresh and healthy ingredients with a wide range of flavor. If you are looking for something a little hardier while still using good ingredients I suggest that you use canned fire roasted tomatoes and pickled jalapenos in place of fresh tomatoes and jalapenos. You can also top it with vegan cheese or grass fed cheese if that suits your diet.

There will be lots of cilantro left over, but it wont go to waste because it can be added to so many dishes to add flavor. I love using cilantro in my smoothies because of it’s amazing health benefits. Cilantro has been identified as a great detoxifier. Some studies have found that cilantro possesses lead detoxifying components. (1) When cooked cilantro looses  some of  its health benefits so it’s best to add it to dishes once cooled or add it to smoothies or juices. When the cilantro plant flowers and develops seeds, it is referred to as coriander. This is a great season to add to your spice cabinet for its flavor and health benefits.  Fresh herbs are best stored by placing them in a cup or jar with 1-2 inches of water in the refrigerator. This will help them last longer.

Time: 20 minutes

(gluten-free, paleo, vegan,)

Ingredients 

  • About 11 ounces of tortilla chips
  • 1 medium size tomato or a can of roasted tomatoes drained
  • 2 radishes
  • 2 stalks of green onions
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 jalapenos or pickled jalapenos
  • 2 tablespoons of diced black olives
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • Half a lime

Dairy-Free Sour Cream

  • 1 cup of coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt

Directions 

  1. Prepare the sour cream by  blending the coconut yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Let it cool in the fridge while preparing the nachos.
  2. Chop the tomato, green onions, and jalapenos. Add to a pan with juice from half a lime and cook on low heat for a few minutes.
  3. Slice the radishes and score half an avocado, slice the olives (unless they are already pre-sliced) top with some cilantro for garnish.
  4. Top the tortilla chips with the ingredients just prior to eating to prevent them from getting soggy.

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