Desert plus nachos...need we say more? The homemade tortilla chips in this recipe are perfect for scooping up the sweet and fresh strawberry salsa that gets a kick from the finely chopped jalapeño mixed in. Drizzle on some chocolate sauce and you're in choco nacho heaven.

Choco Nachos [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups agave
  • 1 cup chocolate powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup water (or more as needed to help blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For the Tortilla Chips:

  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

For the Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Strawberry Salsa:

  • 1 pint of strawberries, minced
  • 1 apple, peeled and minced
  • 2 sprigs mint, finely chopped
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon agave (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
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Preparation

To Make the Chocolate Sauce:

  1. Blend everything together in the blender until smooth.

To Make the Strawberry Salsa:

  1. Toss all ingredients together and set aside until ready to use.

To Make the Tortilla Chips:

  1. Mix the salt and the masa harina together. Slowly add the hot water until a dough is formed and is firm and springy to the touch, not sticky.
  2. Wrap in plastic and allow the dough to rest for one hour.
  3. Form the dough into 2-inch balls and using a tortilla press (according to the manufacturer’s instructions) press the ball into a 6-inch tortilla. Be sure to use two pieces of wax paper to keep the dough from sticking to the tortilla press.
  4. You can also roll this out by hand with a rolling pin between the two pieces of wax paper.
  5. Heat up a cast iron and cook the tortillas for about one minute on the first side and flip over and cook on the other side for a few seconds.
  6. In a large sauce pan, add about 1-inch of oil. Heat it up to about 325-350°F.
  7. Cut up the tortillas into chip sized pieces and drop into the hot oil. Fry until crisp, about 1 minute. Remove from the oil and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar on both sides.
To Serve: After frying the chips, arrange them on a plate and drizzle with chocolate sauce and strawberry salsa. Garnish with chopped mint.
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