These Carrot “Chip” Nachos are not your average nachos! But, if you are trying to eat healthier, to integrate more whole foods, and want something that tastes great, this fits the bill! Carrot chips, hummus and a cucumber tomato salad on top.
Nachos are one of my favorite foods. Seriously. I love the gooey, melty cheese and the crisp snap of the chips. I love pushing my chip around trying to load it up to get all the flavors loaded onto one chip without having it break.
These Carrot “Chip” Nachos give me that same experience but they are actually healthy. If fact, this is a great way to get a ton of whole food vegetables on one plate.
It is also the perfect food to serve when you have a group of people over – all with different dietary needs. Finding a dish that works for both Paleo eaters and vegans can pose quite the challenge! This dish works for them all. The key to having it work for all diets, is to make up a batch of beanless Zucchini Hummus. Of course, if you haven’t eliminated beans from your diet, you can substitute any hummus recipe or even use store-bought.
- 4 large carrots, julienned thick on an angle or sliced thick on an angle
- Zucchini Hummus or store bought hummus
- 1 cucumber peeled and finely diced
- 2 tomatoes finely diced
- 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- salt to taste
- In a medium bowl, toss together the diced cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Pour over cucumber salad and set aside.
- On a large plate or platter, spread out carrots in an even layer.
- Top carrots with hummus.
- Top hummus with cucumber salad.
If you want to mix up this recipe a bit, use pita chips in the place of carrot chips. Or, use them both! This is an excellent after school whole food snack, during the game food, or even a Meatless Monday meal!