It's World Nachos Week!!!
Well, Nachos Day was yesterday 6th November actually, but I would happily devote an entire week to nachos, so let's not limit ourselves to a single day, shall we?
I'd be the first to admit that the Nachos dish is one of those things I miss most of all about the restaurant days of Tanya's Cafe...
You do require a dehydrator to make them so I never thought to publicise the recipe, but seeing just how many of you have taken advantage of the 50% OFF discount code for my beloved Sedona Dehydrator and are now proud owners of this super exciting toy in your kitchen, I feel it is my obligation to supply you with really really good dehydrator recipes.
So here is one, delivered to you straight from the files of cafe (Tanya's Phase 1.0) before the deli (Tanya's Phase 2.0)...
Raw Living Nachos
For the nachos:
2 cups sunflower seeds, soaked 2-4 hours
2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
2 cups (600g) courgettes, chopped
2 cup (115g) sundried tomatoes, soaked 2-4 hours
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne
-Transfer all the ingredients into a food processor with an S blade (or a high powered blender for a smoother crisp) and process until you get a mixture, which resembles a paste.
-Separate the mixture into 2 equal portions and spread each half over a teflex sheet. Using a spatula, bring the mixture as close to the edge of the sheet as you can without it separating. Transfer both trays to the dehydrator and set it at 47 degrees C for 10 hours.
-Place a mesh tray over the cracker and holding both trays together at each end, quickly turn them over, then peel off the teflex sheet. Return the trays to the dehydrator for another 15 hours. Chop up the large plank of ready cracker into equal sized squares, then halve into triangles and store in an airtight container.
If you have The Uncook Book, serve with:
Oyster mushroom meat (p. 98)
Guacamole (p. 105)
Cashew soured cream (p. 106)
Pineapple salsa (p. 64)
If you don't have the book or you're pressed for time, serve with:
(Here's the chunkier version as they were made in a food processor. Instagram pic by @emmalexi)
By the way, in the below pictures you will see how the nachos appear being produced in a food processor vs a blender...
(Here's the smoother version as they were made in a blender. Instagram pic by @tanyasliving)