Loaded Vegetarian Nachos
Loaded Vegetarian Nachos is one of my favorite party snacks. On certain busy days, it provides a quick dinner slash fuss-free summer meal. Every element in this loaded vegetarian nachos is prepared from scratch. And that is the key to its mind-blowing flavor. It is one of those appetizers that require less than 10 minutes of cooking time. Yes, that’s it! Imagine now you can make loaded nachos at home with your customized toppings that too in less than 30 minutes. Needless to mention that these loaded vegetarian nachos tastes so much better with a glass of chilled beer.
If you are looking for an authentic Tex-Mex style loaded nachos recipe then this is not the one. These loaded vegetarian nachos are laced with locally available ingredients and Indian flavors. Hope you will not judge me for twisting your favorite loaded nachos recipe? But trust me this one is a pleasant change and definitely a delicious take on the regular loaded nachos. At times it is so difficult to procure all the gourmet ingredients required to make a delicious platter of loaded nachos. So why not tweak and twist the recipe to make it easily adaptable. I have used the roasted tomato chutney instead of tomato salsa, mint and coriander chutney for the flavors of guacamole and the Greek yogurt to get the creaminess of sour cream.
Tips to make loaded vegetarian nachos in less than 30 minutes:
- Prepare the Corn Salsa few hours before and keep in the fridge. This way the flavor of salsa is enhanced and a lot of time is saved too.
- Make a batch of roasted tomato chutney and green chutney a day or two in advance. Store them in the fridge. They remain fresh in the fridge for up to a week.
- Keep the freshly chopped coriander, lemon wedges, and extra virgin olive oil in a separate bowl on the serving table. Let your guests garnish their nachos as per their preference.
- Try to use readymade sour cream or Greek yogurt. They are easily available at all the supermarkets.
If you are a meat lover then feel free to add the generous layer of roasted + shredded chicken or beef. A spoonful of spicy, baked red beans over the nachos would taste good too. The idea is to layer all your favorite vegetables, meat, beans, and sauces over the bed of crispy nacho chips and bake till the cheese melts. It is totally a D-I-Y kinda recipe where each layer can be customized to one’s liking and preference. So next time to have fun while making the loaded nachos arrange all the toppings on the table and involve your family and friends to build their favorite platter of loaded nachos.
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How to make Loaded Vegetarian Nachos in less than 30 minutes:
Loaded Vegetarian Nachos
These loaded vegetarian nachos are laced with locally available ingredients and Indian flavors.
- 2 packet of Nacho Chips
- 1 Cup Corn Salsa ( see recipe )
- 1/4 Cup Roasted Tomato Chutney ( see recipe )
- 2 tbsp Mint and Coriander Chutney ( see recipe )
- 1/2 Cup shredded cheese
- 2 tbsp Sour Cream
- 1 big green chili sliced (try to use bhavnagri chili or jalapeno pepper)
- 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
- Prepare the Corn Salsa as directed in the recipe ( see recipe ).
- Make the roasted tomato chutney ( see recipe ) and green chutney ( see recipe ). Keep in the fridge till required.
- You can use the readymade sour cream or greek yogurt for the recipe.
- Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
- Next arrange the nacho chips in a baking tray. Try use the baking tray that can be used for serving as well.
- Layer the corn salsa over the nacho chips. Sprinkle green chili.
- Next add the roasted tomato chutney and green chutney over the layer of salsa.
- Add spoonfuls of sour cream at equal distance over the salsa layer.
- Spread the grated cheese over the nachos.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 5 - 10 minutes or till the cheese melts.
- Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
- Serve Loaded Vegetarian Nachos for snacks along with the chilled beer.
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