Whether you’re from Europe or elsewhere, you have probably at the very least heard of the Eurovision song contest. Well, the contest is one of my guilty pleasures, and has been a tradition for me to watch it every year.
I usually try to theme my meals on the day with the host country (this year is Denmark), but with the sunshine we’ve been having, was so in the mood for salad and nibbles. As my mum bought me a load of natural ingredients as a present, I thought why not go all out and make the nachos from scratch! So that’s exactly what I did, along with a salsa, which I always enjoy making.
This recipe will do for about 2-3 people as a sharing snack.
For the Nachos
1/2 cup of maize flour
1/4 cup spelt flour
10 tbsp warm water
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp celery seeds (optional)
Oil spray (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, with the tsp of oil and the water. Knead it until you get a ball of dough (add more water if needed)
3. Roll out the dough very thinly on a baking sheet (about 2mm), spray with oil spray and dust with salt.
4. Put in the oven for about 4 minutes, then keep checking every minute until it has gone hard.
5. Leave to cool, until it is cool enough to touch, then break up the giant nacho into smaller pieces. Finally, spray with a few sprays of oil spray and sprinkle with salt.
For the salsa:
3 fresh tomatoes, deseeded and peeled
1/2 red onion finely chopped
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 tsp white wine vinegar
Small handful of fresh coriander, de-stemmed and finely chopped.
1. This is as simple as just mixing all the ingredients together and put in the fridge to chill! Add salt and pepper to taste.