Healthy Quinoa Nachos

Healthy Quinoa Nachos

What makes a nacho a nacho? Is it because there is a giant bed of chips with tons of stuff on top? Or because of the cheese? 

Either way, normal nachos are usully not-cho healthy. This is how I do nachos. With homemade baked corn tortilla chips, a big grass scoop of Quinoa Salsa, and some Goat cheese to top it off! 

Quinoa Salsa

I was working on my light bouncing during this shoot. The sun was high and very strong at the time I wanted to photograph, so I had to bring the party inside. Definitely a different style of photography…something I am going to have to get used to again once winter comes :( Oh, the thought of winter makes me want to cry.

Quinoa Salsa

But then I look at these nachos and I’m happy again :)

Healthy Quinoa Nachos

Recipe

Healthy Quinoa Nachos

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (~1/2 cup dry quinoa + 1 cup water )
  • 3 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 can sweet yellow corn
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1t salt
  • 1/2 lime (juice)
  • optional: 2-3 tablespoons finely diced jalapeño
  • optional: 1 can black beans

Instructions

  1. Begin by cooking quinoa. In a medium size pot, bring 1 cup water and 1/2 cup quinoa to a rolling boil. Then, turn down to simmer and cover for about 15 minutes or until all of the water is evaporated. Transfer quinoa into a tupperware and place in refrigerator to cool.
  2. Next, prepare veggies. Finley dice tomatoes and onion and mix together in a large bowl. Then, chop fresh cilantro and add to mixture along with a can of corn. Once the quinoa has cooled, add into mixture and give a final mix.
  3. Season with salt and lime juice.

Quinoa Salsa

On today’s agenda

  1. Get a Minnesota Drivers License (should have done this about a year ago…better late than never!)
  2. Make a dessert for tonight’s happy hour with work buds!
  3. Pack for Kansas (Blake and I are going to Kansas tomorrow for a wedding shower and to see family :)
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