Not so much of a recipe post, as this is more of an Ode to my all time favorite midnight snacks! When I made these, I wasn’t planning on taking pictures, nor the chips in the plate are arranged picture perfect. But sometimes there is joy in imperfection – the joy of sharing.
For me, it’s a goto, staple snack whenever hunger strikes. Heck, I can make lunch of dinner out of it.
You can make it with as little as 3 ingredients or as much as 10 plus ingredients. The way I generally eat it is using the following ingredients.
Other optional ingredients that may be used are avocado, sour cream, refried beans, lettuce etc. The chips can be made fresh at home too, but that we will leave for some other day.
Nacho chips – a plateful 🙂
Salsa – 2 tablespoons
Green chilly – 1/2, chopped
Shredded cheese – lots of it 🙂 – say 1/4 cup. [Cheddar/Colby Jack/Monterey jack or mix of any of these]
Onion – 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
- Arrange nachos in plate. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds – this makes it bit more crispier.
- Sprinkle lots of cheese on the chips, topped with onions, green chilies.
- Put it back in the microwave for 30 seconds (depending upon how strong the power is, it may take more or less time. But keep watching, as you want the cheese to just melt it, and not cook/harden it.
- Add salsa on top of the chips.