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:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
28 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: 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 nectarines, apples, strawberries, or grapes, (alone or combined), thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon pequin quebrado or crushed red chile peppers
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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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