BRUSSELS SPROUTS NACHOS
January 2, 2018
Still celebrating the New Year? Looking for some inspirational ways to cook up those magic green balls that are so good for us. Here ya go!
We’ve got a few more parties and get-togethers ourselves. What better way to feed your friends and family than with nachos? Crowd-friendly, packed with flavor and heat, and plant-powered through and through.
- Yield: 2-4 1x
- 3 T oil, divided
- ¼ medium red onion, sliced thin
- 1 t cumin
- pinch salt and pepper
- 10 –15 Brussels sprouts, sliced in half, ends removed
- 1 bag round corn tortilla chips
- 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 3 pieces vegan cheese Follow Your Heart PepperJack Slices, sliced into matchsticks
- 1 C or 250 ml Wicked Awesome Sauce Recipe
- 1 red jalapeno, sliced (charred with a kitchen torch – optional)
- 1 green jalapeno, sliced (charred with a kitchen torch – optional)
- ½ C (64 grams) crispy seared red cabbage
- ¼ C (60 ml) Oatly Creme Fraiche or vegan sour cream
- few sprigs of cilantro
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
- Heat cast-iron skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot, add oil and tilt to coat.
- Add onion, cumin, a pinch of salt and pepper and toss.
- When the onions have cooked for a few minutes, give them a good stir and move them to the edges of the skillet.
- In the center, drizzle some oil and place each Brussels sprout sliced side down into the hot oil in the center, then drag to the edge of the onions.
- Give the skillet a shake to keep everything loose.
- Drizzle oil over top of sprouts, add a pinch of salt and roast for 8 minutes in oven.
- Remove and set aside to build nachos
assemble the nachos
- Place a few handfuls of tortilla chips in the bottom of a cast-iron skillet or baking pan.
- Top with half of all the ingredients: brussels sprouts, onions, tomatoes, pepperjack matchsticks, and Wicked Awesome Sauce.
- Repeat this process to make another layer of tortilla chips, followed by the remainder of all the toppings.
- Add the charred jalapeno slices to the top.
- Bake nacho skillet for 8-10 minutes until pepperjack melts and cheezy sauce starts to brown.
- Remove from oven, top with all the garnishes. Serve.
If you don’t have a kitchen torch, you can hold the peppers carefully over a gas range to char and blister the skin. Alternatively, lightly oil the peppers and roast on a baking sheet at 400°F/200°C for about 15 minutes. Check and turn to char all sides evenly.
Drop a plate of these in the center of your party and watch them disappear in minutes or make them for yourself for dinner. We’ve done that plenty of times when we don’t feel like sharing.
Bake these nachos as a fully-assembled skillet and have everyone grabbin’ from the same platter, or set up a nacho bar where party guests can choose their own adventure and assemble individual nacho plates.