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 Recipe:
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.