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Zucchini Nachos

Zucchini Nachos

One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office. I thought, what an incredibly nutritious nacho idea--brilliant!

It took me a few tries to get the zucchini crispy enough to come close to resembling chips. Zucchini contains a good bit of water. Allowing the slices to dry out before grilling is key. Don't get discouraged if your zucchini turns out too tender. Those batches make an incredibly delicious side dish the entire family will love.


Ingredients
(serves 4-6)

  • 3 zucchini, cleaned and dried
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • taco seasoning, to taste
  • shredded cheddar, to taste
  • ¾ c black beans, rinsed and dried
  • ¾ c corn, cooked
  • ½ c green onion
  • ¾ c vine ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 dollop sour cream

Directions

1. Slice zucchini to no more than ¼ inch in thickness.

2. Place slices on a baking sheet lined with paper towel. Lightly sprinkle both sides of zucchini slices with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Spray lightly with olive oil. Grill zucchini until tender and crisp on each side, about 2-3 minutes.

4. Just before the slices are ready to be removed from the grill, sprinkle with taco seasoning and shredded cheddar.

5. Place the zucchini slices on a platter and layer with beans, corn, green onion, tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream.

~Healthy Happy Eating!

View this recipe on the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-agresti-rd/a-healthy-alternative-to-traditional-nachos-zucchini-nachos_b_8017392.html