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Clean Nacho Bowl

September 12, 2010

~ Mary ~

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Who am I kidding?  Clean Nachos.  Did I just make that up?  Yes!  I did.  Why make them clean?  We love nachos just as much, if not more, than the next person but they are deadly when it comes to trying to eat healthfully.  We never order them anymore when we’re out, but lately we just got to craving them and when I saw the El Milagro brand chips front and center at the A&G grocery, I caved!

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I thought if I coupled these thick, crunchy corn chips with a nice salad we could get our nacho fix.  And since it’s been such a long time since we last had REAL nachos, maybe we wouldn’t notice too much.   AND for a weeknight dinner, I figured what a TREAT it would be.

Guess what?  I was right.  It was perfect for a quick fix without any guilt.  The salad is great all alone too, but why would you want to do that?

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Clean Nacho Bowl

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In large bowl combine:

3 Cups Cooked, Cooled, Quinoa

2 Cups Corn

2 Cups Black Beans

2 Cups Diced Tomatoes

1 Cup Green Onions

2 Avocados Diced

1 Tbsp Dried Oregano

1 Tbsp Cumin



Set Aside.

In another bowl whisk to combine:

1 tbsp Minced Garlic

1/2  Cup Orange Juice

2 Tbsp Honey

1/4 Cup Lime Juice

Pepper Flakes

1 tsp Kosher Salt

 

Once whisked, pour over salad mixture and stir just to combine.  Layer in a large bowl:

 

Nachos

Chopped Lettuce

 

Top with salad mixture and sprinkle with:

Fresh Chopped Cilantro

10 Comments
  1. September 12, 2010 1:13 pm

    And it’s vegan too! If it weren’t for the chips it would also be gluten-free! (I bet celiacs can find gf chips, though.) How very, very cool. This is def on my “to make” list. Great job–it looks wonderful.

    • foododelmundo permalink
      September 12, 2010 4:49 pm

      Veronica, you’re always so kind. It never occured to me they might be vegan, and I believe the corn chips don’t have any gluten…I’m pretty sure they’re made with just corn, water and salt. Woo Hoo!

      • September 12, 2010 5:12 pm

        LOL! Aren’t I such the fool! I can’t believe I didn’t realize that–duh! So it is g/f! Yay! I’m obviously not celiac or I’d realize that. hehe

  2. September 12, 2010 9:15 pm

    They look delicious!

  3. September 12, 2010 9:25 pm

    It’s a gorgeous dish. We don’t eat the tortillas much so any form is a treat. I don’t keep any of that stuff around the house because if I do I end up eating the whole bag. 😦 Your salad looks fantastic.

  4. September 12, 2010 10:24 pm

    That looks delicious! I am all about simple and fun weeknight meals like this one. Thanks! 🙂

  5. September 13, 2010 3:27 am

    Looks healthy and delicious- Gotta try this one for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  6. September 13, 2010 8:05 am

    Haven’t had nacho’s in awhile. I think it’s time! Yum…

  7. September 13, 2010 2:27 pm

    How healthy for you and it looks so good!! Nacho bowl = 2 thumbs up!

  8. September 14, 2010 9:01 am

    Yum! I could go for a bowl of those right now and it’s only 10 am! And no…I am NOT pregnant..LOL

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