Saturday, April 18, 2009


Apparently the cheese theme continues! My husband and I sometimes nosh on nachos on nights when we're not all that hungry for a full-blown dinner. Tonight was one of those nights (which probably had nothing to do with the batch of cupcakes I made three hours earlier, of which I promptly ate two).

I like nachos because we always seem to have the key ingredients in our house, but we can change them up however we like. This batch featured homemade guacamole.

Guacamole recipe
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 fresh lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Optional: diced red onion, diced tomatoes, cilantro

  1. Cut avocado in half, remove the pit. With a knife, carefully score length-wise and width wise. Using a spoon or fork, scoop out the interior into a bowl.
  2. Cut the lime in half, and squeeze a little bit into the avocado. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  3. Using a fork, mash the avocado to as smooth or chunky as you like. Taste for seasoning and add more lime and salt as needed. I like mine quite limey and find that I generally use about half a lime per one avocado for a relatively strong lime flavor.
  4. Stir in the diced red onions, tomatoes and/or cilantro once seasoned

Nacho "recipe"
  • Your favorite tortilla chips - I personally am in love with Xochitl chips
  • Your favorite cheese - tonight I used about 3/4 of a block of marbled colby/monterrey jack which I shredded
Anything that you love on nachos...consider:
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced red (or white) onion
  • Pickled or fresh jalapenos
  • Black beans & Corn (rinse a can of black beans, stir in a drained can of corn or defrosted frozen corn)
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Ground Beef

  1. Preheat broiler
  2. In a broiler-safe dish, place one layer of tortilla chips. Top with shredded cheese and a few of the ingredients. Place dish under broiler until cheese begins to bubble
  3. Remove dish from broiler, and place another layer of tortilla chips and cheese, followed by a few more of the ingredients. Place dish under broiler again until cheese is VERY bubbly.
  4. Remove from broiler and top with salsa, guacamole & sour cream and any of the toppings that you want!
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  1. Those look very tasty.

  2. looks delicious. i love nachos for dinner. easy and satisfying. especially if there is a ball game on.