Easy Nachos with Tangy Guacamole (10 Min, Vegan)

A tangy guacamole with crispy tortillas perfect as a healthy snack or party addition. Delicious, animal-free and thrown together in less than fifteen minutes | hurrythefoodup.com

Día de los Muertos. Day of the Dead. Religious holiday and cheesy horror film. A day to remember those deceased by laughing, joking, telling anecdotes and eating their favourite foods. We decided to honour that with a couple of our favourite Mexican recipes – crispy nachos and a guacamole with a twist of chilli and lemon.

To get it just right we armed Howie with his best Spanish (he’s getting very good you know) and sent him off to chat to a couple of Mexican friends (and their mothers). This recipe is the beautiful culmination of their guacamole knowledge.

It’s a super simple dish that won’t let you down – suitable for any celebration or occasion, or just as a tasty snack. Avocado always mixes well with lemon and salt – and the chilli gives it that extra kick.

And it’s not just good for us – it’s good for our furry friends too. This recipe is completely vegan – no animals were harmed in the making of it. What’s not to like?

Health Benefits – Tangy Guacamole

We’ve said it before – fiber. We’ll say it again – fiber. Fiber, fiber, fiber. We don’t eat enough and that’s really not good! Fiber is absolutely imperative to a healthy
diet, and most people don’t even come close to the needed 20-30g a day. It lowers the chance of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and obesity.

It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and can even enhance weight loss. Sounds worth eating to me (Fiber, our friend). This guacamole alone contains over 15g, and add the tortilla fiber to that and you’re there.

This dish is also high in vitamins B6 and C (give your skin a boost over the coming harsh winter months) and the ‘good’ fat. The fat debate is still raging – if you’re interested in learning more, click here. And then make some guacamole.

Whats your favourite guacamole recipe?

We can highly recommend this guacamole version. But we’re really interested in knowing what your favourite ingredients for your guacamole are!

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Crispy Tortillas with Tangy Guacamole

Tangy and tasty guacamole with crispy nachos that are healthy, vegan and very easy to make. High in good fats, fiber, vitamin C, and iron. 10 minutes.
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 mid-sized bowl
Calories 442 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

For the guacamole

  • 1 big ripe avocado
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves/cilantro, chopped (if you don’t have any, don’t fret - the guacamole can survive without it)
  • 1 chilli
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic

For the tortillas:

Instructions

For the guacamole

  1. Cut the avocado and remove stone. Take out the flesh and mash it in a bowl.

  2. Peel and finely dice the onion. Throw into the bowl as well.
  3. Chop the tomatoes and chuck in too.
  4. Grate the garlic into the mix.
  5. Add the salt, pepper (and coriander if you have it) and squeeze in the lemon.
  6. If you like it with a bit of kick, lob in a chopped chili too.

  7. Mix well.

  8. Done.

For the tortillas

  1. Using scissors, layer the tortillas on top of each other and cut into triangles (halve, halve, and halve again)
  2. If you want extra crispy tortillas (as Howie does), use a knife to spread some olive oil over them. You can skip this part for slightly softer, more ‘floury’ tortillas (Dave’s favourite).
  3. Sprinkle the salt and cayenne over the tortillas
  4. Place on a tray and bake for 5 minutes in the oven
  5. Remove
  6. Eat with guacamole and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Alternatively this can be made with processor, just blend everything 🙂

MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE: Use gluten-free tortillas, like these coconut flour wraps.

guacamole nutrition facts | hurrythefoodup.com
One serving = 1 mid-sized bowl guac without the tortillas.

5 comments

  1. During my last cooking class I’ve been thought how to make proper guacamole. This recipe has it all! The only difference is that the chefs got rid of the core and seeds of tomatoes… I understand they wanted to avoid dilution because of the liquid part of tomatoes but I hated this step, I wouldn’t throw food this way! This recipe is perfect for me 🙂

    • Thanks Daniela! I’m also very happy how it turned out. My flatmates were too, haha 😀
      Intersting stuff with the tomatoes. I think it makes sense, less water = more flavour. But it might loose a little its creamyness.

  2. As someone that makes Mexican at least twice a week, this recipe will definitely come in handy for me. Love guacamole and I am SO craving a bowlful to devour right now!

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