Vegetable Nachos Supreme

Serves 4

Vegetarian nachos go entrée-style! They’re gluten-free, too!
Ingredients
  • 5-6 cups gluten-free tortilla chips, such as corn and flax seed, whole grain, blue corn, etc.
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo, pureed
  • 3/4-1 cup vegetable stock, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, seeded and chopped into small dice
  • 2 ears corn on the cob or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, defrosted
  • 2 green or red jalapeños or Fresno chili peppers
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 ripe beefsteak or 2 vine tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons thyme, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A handful of cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack, Chihuahua or Asedero cheese
  • Pickled jalapeño peppers, diced avocado dressed in lemon juice and scallions, for garnish
Directions
  1. Spread the tortillas on a baking sheet and warm in a low, pre-heated oven (275°F) for 10 minutes. Remove, place a rack in the center of the oven and switch the broiler on.
  2. In a small pot, combine the beans with the chipotle in adobo and about 1/2 cup stock. Heat through over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini and corn and lightly brown. Add the jalapeño peppers, onion, garlic, cumin and thyme, and cook to tender-crisp, 5-6 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper; douse with lime and remove from the heat; toss in the cilantro.
  4. Cover the chips with the refried beans and top with about two-thirds of the vegetable mix. Cover with cheese and broil until bubbly and brown. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining vegetables and pickled jalapeños, avocados and scallions.