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Caprese Nachos

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
whole wheat tortillas
1
large tomato (or 2 medium ones)
1
ball mozzarella cheese
1
avocado
1/4
cup basil leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
1
tablespoon olive oil (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

I added avocado to this recipe because that's how Caprese salad is served in some places, but you can leave it out of the recipe.

Caprese salad is one of my all-time favorite dishes. Perhaps, in my case, this is because it was one of my favorite things on the menu at the best Italian restaurant in Lima when I was growing up. Back then, fresh mozzarella was an absolute treat in my city, and I devoured this dish in a matter of seconds every time I ordered it. If you want to change it a bit you can fill a sandwich with this salad, chop it up and add it to a bowl full of pasta, or… why not turn it into a topping for these delicious nachos? They can be a light dinner, a snack, or be served as hors d'oeuvres at your next dinner party!

You can mash the avocado, like guacamole, and spread the chips with it first, with the other layers on top.

You can also chop the avocado, tomato, herbs and seasonings into a salsa, and sprinkle each nacho with some of it.

Directions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 300º F.
  • 2 Cut the tortillas in half, then in half again, and then again so you will be left with 16 slices. Spread on a baking tray. Bake the tortillas for 15 minutes. In the meantime, thinly slice the tomato, the cheese, and the avocado.
  • 3 Remove the tortillas from the oven, add a slice of cheese, a slice of tomato, a slice or two of avocado, and a few basil leaves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. You may add a few drops of olive oil on top of each nacho (although it's not necessary because the mozzarella and tomato will be juicy enough).
  • 4 Bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese starts to melt or soften, but make sure that the tips of the nachos don't burn.

Caprese salad is one of my all-time favorite dishes. Perhaps, in my case, this is because it was one of my favorite things on the menu at the best Italian restaurant in Lima when I was growing up. Back then, fresh mozzarella was an absolute treat in my city, and I devoured this dish in a matter of seconds every time I ordered it. If you want to change it a bit you can fill a sandwich with this salad, chop it up and add it to a bowl full of pasta, or… why not turn it into a topping for these delicious nachos? They can be a light dinner, a snack, or be served as hors d'oeuvres at your next dinner party!

Rate and Comment

Morena Escardo Morena Escardo
September 9, 2015

Caprese salad is one of my all-time favorite dishes. Perhaps, in my case, this is because it was one of my favorite things on the menu at the best Italian restaurant in Lima when I was growing up. Back then, fresh mozzarella was an absolute treat in my city, and I devoured this dish in a matter of seconds every time I ordered it. If you want to change it a bit you can fill a sandwich with this salad, chop it up and add it to a bowl full of pasta, or… why not turn it into a topping for these delicious nachos? They can be a light dinner, a snack, or be served as hors d'oeuvres at your next dinner party!