Monday, January 19, 2015

Mexican Haystacks

Mexican Haystack (assembled & photographed without the help of a food stylist ; )

Mexican Haystacks are an old favorite in the Vegetarian & Vegan Communities. They're kinda like Nachos -
but both healthier & tastier : )

This is another "build your own" sort of meal - which is perfect when you have diners with a variety of allergies, sensitivities, or with strong food preferences. You simply put a layer of chips - or your other favorite base layer- such as rice - and build from there. This is a naturally gluten-free meal, if you have diners who need that option : )

What's really great is that with a freezer stocked with some seasoned beans - or with store bought ingredients - this meal can come together really fast. If you have several friends get together - each one can bring or prepare one ingredient.

The links in the list take you to my recipes for these ingredients. 

You simply set out the ingredients in bowls, choosing from the following:

  • Tortilla Chips of your Choice (I'm a fan of Baked Tostitos - they're widely available, tasty, and healthier than many other options)
  •  Rice (optional - but some diners might prefer it in place of, or on top of, the chips)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Diced Onion or Scallion - if desired
That's it - just set out the bowls and let diners assemble their own on their own plates! : )

Tip for dining with Omnivores: If you like, in addition to the above options, you can set out any or all the following for Omnivores - Fajita Style Chicken or Beef Strips, Taco Meat, Shredded Seasoned Chicken or Pork, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese.

This is being shared at
Gluten Free Fridays

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share next time!


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