Monday, November 8, 2010
Amazingly Healthy Nachos w/ Fresh Cilantro Guacamole
The "Taco Meat": (obviously no meat is involved!)
1 1/2 c. water
2 packages of low sodium taco seasoning
3/4 of a brick of tempeh, crumbled (I used the other 1/4 for the Kiddie Quesadillas in a previous blog, but if you have no intentions for doing that, just use the whole thing!)
1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
16 oz. organic tomato puree (you can also use diced tomatoes if you want it chunky)
1 t. agave (to cut the acidity of the tomato puree...most tomato sauces have sugar in them, the puree shouldn't, so you have to sweeten it yourself)
-Throw everything into a saute pan and mix to combine. Simmer on low/medium until it thickens. The longer you leave it, the better the flavors. I did mine for around 30-40 mins.
-While that's simmering, chop:
green and red peppers
-Note: the more raw, fresh veggies you put on this, the healthier it'll be...obviously if you don't like some of the above, omit them!
1/4 chopped cilantro
1/2 t. fresh garlic (or if you don't have it, garlic powder)
1/8 t. sea salt
1/4 of a fresh lime, squeezed
1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeds removed (unless you like it spicy), diced
-with a potato masher (or a fork), mash together until desired consistency is obtained.
chips (if you can get a hold of the Target brand, Archer Farms Organic Blue Corn Flax Tortillas...they are the BEST...hands down...and the bag is resealable so they last FOREVER!)
fresh Cilantro Guacamole
Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream (but seriously, you have so much flavor on this already, you don't even need this! I usually skip it, but it helps some people (aka my husband) to feel like they're eating "actual nachos"! "You've already taken away the meat and cheese, at least leave the sour cream"! haha!
-Do them up individually, or make a HUGE nacho platter for game nights when you have a house full of guests!
-Note: the "taco meat" recipe makes around 4-6 servings (depending on the appetite), so if you're cooking for just a few, take the rest and freeze it for later!