One of my favorite foods is avocado. One of my favorite easy meals is nachos. I love dishes that can be different every time just by choosing different fillings or toppings. It’s really easy to make nachos my way. And if you top them with lots of veggies and meat or beans you have a complete meal.
1. Clear away the kitchen counter in case you want to take pictures. 😉
2. Make the guacamole first. You will need avocados and lime. And maybe a tomato, if you happen to have one. The lime is a must though, in my opinion. Yum!
3. Slice the avocado in half, rotating the knife around the seed. Twist the two halves in opposite directions while separating them.
4. Oh, yeah! Don’t forget an onion too! I don’t care about the tomato, but onion is almost as important as the lime. I prefer my onion cooked, so I dice it and set it to saute in coconut oil while scooping avocado out of its skin with a spoon.
5. Slice the lime in half and squeeze the juice all over the avocado in the bowl. For three avocados half a lime was barely enough, but I wanted to save the other half for something else. Chop or dice the tomatoes.
6. Mash the avocado with a fork. The best guacamole has lumps in it! Stir a little to distribute the lime juice evenly. Besides tasting delicious, the lime juice provides the important service of preventing the avocado from turning brown. It’s still good if it turns brown, but not a pretty sight.
7. Fold the veggies into the avocado. Oregano is a good seasoning for guacamole if you want more flavor, but it’s not necessary. If I plan to use the guacamole for something other than chips I would salt it; but there’s enough salt on the chips.
8. I use Daiya in place of cheese so these nachos are safe for dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. Slice rather than shredding the Daiya and every chip will have a wonderfully gooey cheesy coating. Arrange the chips on a toaster oven tray and turn on the broiler setting.
9. Top the Daiya with veggies and meat as you desire. Baby bell peppers and cooked ground beef are frequent toppings on my nachos.
10. Broil the nachos for just a few minutes to melt the Daiya/cheese to your liking. Top with any other ingredients — like the wonderful guacamole, maybe some lettuce, sour cream, beans, — whatever you like. Enjoy!