Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Nachos

Nachos make a great snack and I realized with surprise that I had not added this easy snack to this space earlier. The basic idea of nachos is a crispy base of corn chips topped with a variety of ingredients eaten with a gooey cheese sauce. At its simplest nachos can be chips and melted cheese. You can add additional layers of black beans, tomatoes, avocado or guacamole as you please. My daughter likes to add salsa and sour cream on the top.


Fresh made tortilla chips with layers of toppings and cheese sauce makes a great movie snack. It is a mobile snack that is great hot or cold so can be devoured slowly as you watch a movie. A very basic version is sold in movie theaters but we never get that. I prefer this easy homemade version instead.


The next time you plan a movie night add this you your list of snacks.

You will need
Tortilla chips to cover the plate/bowl
Black beans (dry soaked and cooked or you can use canned)
Tomatoes, diced
Avocado, seed removed and diced
Nachos Cheese sauce (recipe below)
Salsa
Sour cream

Nacho Cheese sauce
1 recipe basic white sauce
1/2 cup good quality shredded cheddar cheese

To prepare the sauce follow the basic white sauce recipe. When done add the cheese and continue to whisk until it is incorporated. Keep aside until needed.

To put the nachos together
In a plate layer the chips, top with beans, tomatoes and avocado. Add the salsa, sour cream (if using) and ladle the sauce over the top.


Enjoy!

This is my entry for week one, day one of BM #53 for the theme Snacks for Movie Date. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#53.

20 comments:

  1. home made fresh nachos with yum toppings looks so nice...droolworthy pics...

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  2. Nice easy snack recipe.. Love to munch some, looks yummy.

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  3. Nice movie snack! I like the additional layers in the nachos. It makes it wholesome & filling.

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  4. This looks like an enjoyable snack, movie time or not :-).

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  5. I definitely prefer this homemade version of nachos to the salty ones sold in movie theaters. Love all the topping :)

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  6. Looks so stunning Varada. I am sure I will love this!

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  7. Not sure if my comment went through!...Nachos look so sinful Varada. I am still planning to make these!

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  8. i have same recipe for same category but looking at the beautiful colors you have on ur plate, i am in two minds about posting mine...

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  9. Excellent movie snack, healthy and definitely a filling one.

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  10. This is way more healthier than the theatre version ..

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  11. always great to enjoy with a movie!

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  12. Wow Varada this looks great. I love your cheese sauce recipe needless to say its going to be made asap.

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  13. OMG! Such a simple one and I have never tried it at home. The kids will definitely love these!!

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  14. Nachos look great. One of my favorite

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  15. Wow, such a tempting and yummy looking loaded nachos.

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  16. OMG! love that plate, toppings are super tempting! can mop it off clean !!!

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  17. Such a delicios plate of snacks for the movie! Looks so colorful...

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  18. Great .. such a simple one but very tempting...

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  19. This is one snack which i havent yet tried. Looks very inviting!!

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  20. That is one colorful and delicious nachos.

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