How can you turn your favorite party food into a dish that's acceptable for breakfast? Crack an egg over it, of course.
It's nacho ordinary morning dish (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves), but breakfast nachos are seriously having a moment. It seems food lovers everywhere are cooking eggs sunny side up and serving them over tortilla chips.
The dish is simple to make: While your chips (or chip alternative; see link below) and toppings are baking in the oven at 175°C, cook eggs sunny side up over a medium flame. After the nachos have spent about 10 minutes in the oven, top them with the eggs, spread around the yolk, and dig in.
Not sure what combination of ingredients makes for tasty breakfast? Here are six ideas your taste buds will love:
Traditional breakfast nachos
This is an example of classic breakfast nachos at their finest: tortilla chips topped with salsa, guacamole and cheese. Trying to stay away from grains? Replace the tortilla chips with one of these healthy alternatives.
Follow this easy recipe for fresh guacamole:
Paleo breakfast nachos
Take a cue from @ThePetitePiglet and swap regular tortilla chips for sweet potato rounds to make your "nachos" Paleo-friendly. Topped with black beans, scallions, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro and eggs, this mouthwatering combo packs tons of flavor without the help of grains, dairy or sugar.
Mediterranean breakfast nachos
Following the Mediterranean diet is easier than ever with this delicious, antioxidant-filled dish. To pull it off, top pita chips with chopped artichoke hearts, feta, capers, greens and smoked paprika and bake in the oven. To add even more Greek-inspired flavour, drizzle the dish with olive oil—studies show it can prevent cognitive decline.
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Blue corn tortilla chip nachos
Just look at this beautiful breakfast! To create a similar dish, top blue corn chips with tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, jalapeños, cheese and sunny side up eggs. Compared to their yellow counterparts, blue corn chips boast more health benefits—as many as you can get from a fried chip, at least. Anthocyanins, the pigments that give these chips their rich blue hue, have been proven to ward off heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. They also offer eye and heart protection. We'll eat to that!
Veggie-loaded breakfast nachos
Loaded nachos typically have thousands of calories worth of cheese, refried beans and fatty meats. For a stacked chip that won't throw your diet off track, steal inspiration from @SouthernCastIron and pile your chips high with veggies instead. To keep the radishes crunchy, add them to the chips after they come out of the oven.
Waffle breakfast nachos
Who says you can't eat waffles and have a flat belly? To recreate this dish, top our zucchini waffles with a drizzle of plain Greek yogurt and basil pesto, and then layer on avocado, eggs, shaved Parmesan, chopped onion and fresh parsley and basil.