I finally get to share the nacho recipe with you!
I wish I could actually share them with you because they are just too good. Everything starts with a layer of chips, dollops of hummus, then the perfect blend of vegetables, baked falafel, and finished with more hummus and cheese!
It may seem daunting, but it’s an easy recipe. It’s easy even if you are planning on making the falafel the same day as the nachos. When the falafel is baking you’ll have 20 minutes to prep all the other ingredients. And you won’t even need all 20 minutes.
These are messy nachos, so just be prepared with a fork. I layered the hummus on the bottom and top of chips because it acts as a ‘glue’ to help everything stick together. It’s especially helpful if you don’t want to add the cheese. That being said, if you have picky eaters you can personalize any of the ingredients. Feel free to leave the olives off or use any type of cheese you’d like.
I hinted that I was supposed to share a nacho recipe with you last week. It was a similar concept to these except instead of adding falafel, I used roasted chickpeas. I was all set to share them, but as I was eating the nachos I had a sudden brilliant idea that I should add falafel instead of chickpeas! So I retested the recipe with falafel and I loved how they turned out!
If you want these nachos to have even more of a Mediterranean flair you can use pita chips instead of tortilla chips. I wanted these to be more like classic nachos, so I used regular tortilla chips.
Are you going to make Falafel Nachos? Leave a comment below with any questions or suggestions, I love hearing your thoughts.
|Yield: 9 x 13 sheet of nachos|
Everything starts with a layer of chips, dollops of hummus, then the perfect blend of vegetables, baked falafel, and finished with more hummus and cheese!
- 10 ounces tortilla chips
- 10 ounces hummus
- 1/2 a large cucumber, diced
- 1/4 cup olives, sliced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/2 cup banana peppers
- 1 red or yellow pepper, sliced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon za’atar seasoning
- I recipe falafel or 1 can roasted chickpeas
- 1/2 cup feta or cheese of your choice (I used feta and mozzarella cheese)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Layer the chips evenly on the baking sheet. Top with half the hummus.
- Place all the vegetables in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and za’atar seasoning. Mix until evenly coated. Place the seasoned vegetables on top of the hummus layer.
- Spread the falafel (or chickpeas) on next.
- Place the remaining hummus on top of everything.
- Sprinkle the nachos with cheese.
- Cook in the oven 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
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inspired by Fork in the Kitchen