Fruity Nachos Recipe

Fruity Nachos are a refreshing break from the traditional hearty flavors of beans, cheese, and jalapeno.  Want a departure from the everyday nacho recipe?  This very unusual, but delicious.  You can use almost any firm fruit, alone or in combination.


Fruity Nachos

Fruity Nachos Recipe:

Fruity Nachos Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: serves many


4 corn tortillas (6 inches each), cut into quarters
4 tablespoons cream cheese (about half of an 8-ounces package)
At least 1/2 cup thinly sliced nectarines, apples, strawberries, or grapes (alone or combined)
Juice of 1/2 lime 
1/4 teaspoon pequin quebrado or crushed red chile peppers



Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Place the tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet, then place a smaller baking sheet on top of them (this keeps them flat as they bake).  Place the tortillas in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.  Then remove the smaller baking sheet and continue to bake the tortillas until they are crisp, 5 to 8 minutes more.

Spread the cream cheese evenly over the tortillas chips, and arrange the chips on a serving platter.

Combine the fruit of your choice, lime juice, and pequin quebrado in a bowl, and toss to mix.  Then arrange the fruit on top of the cream cheese in an artistic fashion (sometimes I make a face using a strawberry for the mouth, grapes for the eyes, and apple slices for the eyebrows; other times I arrange the fruit in concentric circles or in crisscrossing line).


Source:  This recipe and photo are courtesy of Jane Butel and her website Jane Butel Southwest Cooking.

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