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Not Your Regular Nachos: Creamy Adobo Chip Nacho Bites

This week I found an interesting recipe on and it inspired me to create these bite-sized, creamy nachos. The baked chipotle chips are topped with a creamy goat cheese mixture and a cilantro salsa. Avocados were finally ripe at my grocery store, so I was able to blitz up a quick, easy guacamole. These make for a playful presentation and would look lovely on a graduation party menu. To see how I made these incredibly scrumptious nachos — once you pop, you can't stop —


Adobo Chips With Warm Goat Cheese and Cilantro Salsa

Adobo Chips With Warm Goat Cheese and Cilantro Salsa

Adobo Chips With Warm Goat Cheese and Cilantro Salsa


1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 cups chopped fresh cilantro (about 1 bunch)
1 cup finely chopped tomatillos* (about 4 medium)
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
1 small shallot, coarsely chopped
1/4-1/2 cup cilantro
1 ripe avocado, cut into 1/4 inch chunks
juice from one lime
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
8 (6-inch) white corn tortillas
1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (2 ounces) goat cheese

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  1. To prepare salsa, remove 2 chipotle chiles from can; finely chop to measure 2 teaspoons.
  2. Remove 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can, and set aside (reserve remaining chipotle chiles and adobo sauce for another use). Combine chiles, cilantro, tomatillos, onion, and 1/4 cup lime juice in a medium bowl. Alternately, pop all of the ingredients for the salsa in a food processor and chop, pulsing until fine. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. In the uncleaned food processor bowl, combine the ingredients for the guacamole. Stir until a fine paste forms. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°.
  5. To prepare chips, combine 2 1/2 teaspoons lime juice, canola oil, adobo sauce, paprika, and cumin in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  6. Brush 1 tortilla with about 1/4 teaspoon juice mixture, spreading to edge. Top with another tortilla; repeat procedure with juice mixture. Repeat procedure 6 more times (you will have 1 stack of 8 tortillas). Using a sharp knife, cut tortilla stack into 6 wedges. Alternately, use your favorite cookie-cutter shape to cut the tortillas into small shapes. I used a small scallop-edged circle.
  7. Place wedges in a single layer on baking sheets. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes; turn wedges. Bake an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  9. To prepare cheese, combine cream cheese and goat cheese in a small bowl; stir until blended. Spread cheese mixture into a shallow 6-ounce ramekin or baking dish; cover with foil.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or just until warm.
  11. To serve top each chip with some cheese, the guacamole, and the salsa. Or, serve deconstructed with the 4 components in separate bowls. Allow guests to pick and choose their chip topping.

Serves 8.

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I couldn't find tomatillos, so I used these pretty purple tomatoes instead.

The recipe from

Mixing the salsa in food processor.

I like to wash and resuse plastic salad containers from the grocery store. Perfect for storing salsa.

Mixing the guacamole in the food processor.

This guacamole recipe was based on ingredients I had in my fridge.

The chipotle sauce before being mixed.

The chipotle sauce after being mixed.

One tortilla!

Two tortilla!

Three tortilla, four!

Since I wanted to make mine bite sized, I used this cute little cookie cutter.


I put parchment paper down so the chips wouldn't stick to my pan.




Make sure to leave the cream cheese out so that it softens.



I found the cheese mixture took longer than 10 minutes to heat. I left it in the oven for about 18 minutes.

Crispy adobo chips.


The two salsas are now chilled.



See how teeny and cute they are?!

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VeggieLove726 VeggieLove726 5 years
yup, making this
VeggieLove726 VeggieLove726 5 years
yup, making this
jenious jenious 7 years
Fantastic recipe! Thanks!
jenious jenious 7 years
Fantastic recipe! Thanks!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Voy a comerlo manana!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Voy a comerlo manana!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
So cute!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
So cute!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 7 years
looks delicious! i'll try it sometime. thanks!
nancita nancita 7 years
WOW!!! These look so delicious. Using the cookie cutter is such a great idea! And I bet the combo of goat cheese, cilantro, and avocado is divine.
SugarCat SugarCat 7 years
Looks so good but I wonder if there is an easier (read, not so homemade, lol) version.
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 7 years
Sorry but these do not look appetizing to me, but I don't really like salsa and guacamole all that much.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
OMG! :drool: You're a genius! It looks soooo good!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
OMG! :drool: You're a genius! It looks soooo good!
Annika2494003 Annika2494003 7 years
Yum! You should have brought these into the office! They look divine!
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