Nachos con salsa de queso y pico de gallo - Nachos with Cheese Sauce and Pico de Gallo
Nachos are an easy way to create a snack for unexpected guests or time in front of the TV. Or just a way to skip a meal and still get some nutritious value from your snack.
- 200 g tortilla chips
- 100 g pico de gallo
- 150 g cheese sauce - salsa de queso
- 50 g fried meat - beef, chicken, pork - cubes or fried pork or beef mince optional
- 50 g grated cheese - heddar, gouda, Emmentaler optional
Pico de gallo
-15 g fresh chili pepper (replace with 30 g green or yellow bell pepper, if you don't eat spicy),
-50 g tomatoes,
-20 g onion,
-1 dash salt - to taste,
-1 dash chili flakes - optional,
-lime juice from 1/2 lime (replace with lemon juice, if not available),
-few fresh parsley or coriander leaves.
If using coriander, use very little. Coriander has a stronger taste than parsley.
Dice pepper, onion and tomatoes. Chop parsley or coriander leaves.
Add spices an lime juice and mix.
Serve with Guacamole and tortilla chips or with Nachos with Cheese Sauce.
Cheese sauce - Salsa de queso
-25-50 ml milk - depending on how thick you want your sauce,
-100 g cheddar cheese (replace with any available - gouda, Emmentaler, etc.),
-1/2 tsp sweet paprika or a mixture of sweet and hot paprika,
-pinch of salt - to taste.
Put the milk in a double bottom pot or heavy-duty pot, on medium heat.
When is hot, but not boiling, add paprika and salt.
If using colored cheddar cheese, you can omit paprika.
Grate cheese on the side with medium/big holes.
Add to the mixture of milk and paprika and stir till melted, 2-3 minutes.
Do not boil.
Remove from heat and use to prepare Nachos with Cheese Sauce or use as a dip.
Nachos with cheese sauce
On a big plate or tray, spread a layer of tortilla chips.
Drizzle with Cheese Sauce.
Optional - Sprinkle with grated cheese and meat. Add the cheese when the Cheese Sauce is still warm, to allow it to melt.
In this recipe, I only used Cheese Sauce.
Add another layer of tortilla chips, drizzle the rest of the Cheese Sauce and decorate with Pico de Gallo.
Serve with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Refried Black Beans Sauce (comming soon).