Happy Sunday friends! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. I had quite the day yesterday competing in Ultimate Runner. But, more details on that later! First, I have a recipe for ya! How does this look?
It’s my new favorite. Well, actually, let me back up. These are my new favorite: The Better Chip.
I got a shipment from The Better Chip with an invitation to create a nacho recipe using their chips–or to just munch on these while watching World Cup games. 🙂
After I inhaled the spinach & kale ones, I realized I better get to making a recipe before I ate all of them just plain. They are all so good! I like my nachos heavy on toppings and light on cheese, or no cheese at all since I can only have goat or sheep cheese. Wait…if there is no cheese, are they still nachos?! Ummm, I shall make the executive decision and say yes. 🙂
The first taco/nacho salad I made was a bit more traditional. The base was a layer of The Better Chip jalepeno chips. I layered the following on top:
- 2 cups chopped romaine
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup black beans
- handful of chopped cilantro
- 1 over-easy egg
- shredded goat gouda
- pico de gallo & guacamole
All the flavors were so fresh and the chips added the perfect amount of crunch, saltiness and heat. I drizzled just a little olive oil on top for dressing.
My second creation was a bit more unusual. The Better Chip chipotle chips are SPICY so I wanted something to soften their heat. I had some figs in my fridge so I thought I’d try the combo, unsure of how it would all work out. But hey, experimenting in the kitchen is half the fun!
Sweet & Smoky Chipotle & Fig Nacho Taco Salad
- 1/2 bag The Better Chip chipotle chips
- 1/2 head butter lettuce, torn into smaller pieces
- 1/2 cup pinto beans (I used some plain and added some that I had leftover that were sautéed with kale, cumin and oregano)
- 4 figs, quartered
- 1 over-easy egg
- 1/2 avocado, diced
The combo was awesome. It was sweet and savory and smoky. Again, I just drizzled olive oil on top because there was so much flavor happening here between the flavorful chips and figs.
I think it’d be so fun to host a party (perhaps a World Cup viewing party?!) using these chips. I’d just buy a variety of The Better Chip flavors and put out all sorts of taco salad fixings and let people create their own. You can use the store locator on their website to find out where you can buy The Better Chip. Or you can buy them on Amazon, which is probably what I’ll do since they ship free with Amazon Prime. wahoo!
Oh, one more thing about these chips. The Better Chip corn chips deserve a special call out. They were the BEST corn chips I have ever had. They are made with masa which I’ve never noticed in corn chips before, so perhaps that made the difference. They were just so rich and had tons of flavor.
So, bottom line on The Better Chip chips: would I spend my own money on them? Absolutely.
And, you guys are in luck. Right before I was about to publish this post, the lovely folks at The Better Chip offered to give away two goodie packages to my readers! Here’s what you’ll get!
- An assortment of The Better Chip chips
- A caxirola, the official noise maker of the World Cup)
- A Nachos Around the World recipe sheet (I got this too and there were some great ideas!)
- Coupon for more product
- The Better Chip chip clip (say that 10x fast)
To enter, just tell me what recipe would you create with The Better Chip. (And I shall steal your ideas to make my meal planning easy this week. 😉 )
Entries close Tuesday night at 12:00 midnight ET.
The Better Chip provided me with product and/or compensation for this post, however the opinions I shared are my own.