Make these tasty nachos with Fresh California Avocados at your next barbecue – they’re super easy to make on the grill. Good source of Vitamin A, C and Calcium.
Red, White, Blue and Green Grilled Nachos
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|2||(12-in. long) sheets aluminum foil|
|24||blue corn tortilla chips|
|1||cup||diced, boneless cooked chicken or turkey|
|1||cup||shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, or other mild white cheese|
|1||jalapeño chile, stemmed and sliced in thin rounds|
|1||small, red tomato, seeded and diced|
|1||ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and diced|
|As needed||Chile and lime seasoning, optional to taste|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Layer the two sheets of foil on top of each other and fold about 2” up on all four sides to form a rectangular bowl shape. Crimp corners.
- Spread tortilla chips on foil bowl; top with chicken, cheese and chiles.
- Place foil bowl with chips, chicken, cheese and chiles on a hot barbecue grill over indirect heat. (The top shelf of a two-shelf grill works well, or you can place in an area of the grill that is not directly over the gas flame or coals.) Cover grill and heat for about 2 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Carefully remove from grill and place on a heat-safe dish.
- Top chips with the diced tomato and avocado. Sprinkle with seasoning if desired and serve immediately.
Serving Suggestion: If desired, top with diced red onion and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with fresh lime wedges. Also delicious with a bowl of fresh guacamole for double the avocado enjoyment!
Beverage Pairings: Perfect with fresh-squeezed lemonade.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
Vitamin A 461 (IU); Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 234 mg; Iron 1.6 mg; Vitamin D 6.3 (IU); Folate 50 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.17 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 25%; Iron 8%