Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Best Nacho's I've Ever Had

Now that's a bold statement.... But it really is true!

So I just HAD to share what I did to make them so tasty!

I cut a packet of wholemeal pocket pita breads into little pieces the size of corn chips and spread them out on a lined baking tray. Baked the pieces in a preheated 180C oven for 15 mins until golden brown and crunchy.

While the bread pieces were cooking I chopped an onion, a zucchini, a capsicum and a cup of button mushrooms. I then dry-fryed the veggies with a sprinkling of cumin, oregano and a teaspoon garlic, until the veggies were just softened.

Once the bread pieces were done I removed them from the oven & topped them with several dollops of tomato paste. I then added the cooked veggie mix, a can of corn kernels, a can of drained red kidney beans and popped the tray back into the oven for a further 10 minutes to warm the other ingredients. 

While that was cooking I made some cheesy sauce. 
This is how:
In a microwave proof glass measuring jug I combined-
1 teaspoon cornflour

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Using a fork I slowly added 1/2 cup soymilk and stirred until all the ingredients were dissolved. I then microwaved the cheesy sauce for 1 1/2 minutes until thickened but not totally firm. 

I removed the nacho's from the oven and topped with a few dollops of salsa, splashes of cheesy sauce & some mashed avocado.


There was something amazing about the mix of the salsa with the cheesy sauce. And I loved how the pita bread stayed crispy despite having LOADS of toppings.

Question of the day:
Is there a particular food that you cook at home that you enjoy more than when you eat it out at a restaurant? 

For me the answer to that question is usually - EVERYTHING! 
However these nacho's needed a special mention because I never have cheesy sauce on top at a restaurant!


  1. Pizza:))) much nicer than the bought version!

    1. haha yes soooooooooooooo true!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  2. Sounds delicious to me - never bake pita breads to be like chips but I think I should try it!

    And as for your question, pizza was the first idea that came to mind and then I started to wonder what restaurant meals I enjoy more than what I make at home - seems I just haven't been eating out enough lately to remember the meals :-)

    1. Haha yes I can relate - its not too often we eat out either!

  3. I absolutely love this idea - and am certain I'd like this more than regular nachos, which I don't really love. Thanks for the idea!

    1. Well I hope you like this version much more! I tend to find regular nacho's too salty, this version is far less salty :-)

  4. Oh wow Sandy this dish looks AMAZING!!! My family adores nacho dishes but the ones I make tend to take quite a lot of prep (I make refried beans and the salsa from scratch, which I try to juggle with baking some tortilla pieces and mashing avocado!) The way you make yours sounds so much simpler! I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing it with us xx

    1. So true, when we fiddle with the toppings it can take ages to make them! I have done that quite a few times!!!! I like how the whole beans add volumn to this dish & then the sauce adds the moisture needed when the beans are refried! :-)