Savory Black Bean Nachos with Pumpkin Seed Chips

Pumpkin, Pumpkin everywhere! Tis’ the season for the “it flavor – Pumpkin” to make its grand appearance in your cup or on your plate. It seems like everywhere I turn these days there is something flavored with pumpkin – lattes, donuts, cookies, muffins, waffles, pies!

The other day I found this amazing new tortilla chip at Costco.  Gluten-Free Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips by Mother’s Farms.  I couldn’t imagine what they tasted like but all I knew is that I had to try them. Move over boring plain chips, Mother’s Farms has created my new favorite snack chip made with our favorite gourd – Pumpkin!

Mother’s Farms Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips are made with – Non GMO Organic whole grain Corn, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds and spices.  You don’t have to wait for pumpkin season,  you can enjoy your favorite snack all year long!

I was having such a craving for something crunchy, creamy and spicy  but different so I decided to try these and make a big plate of…

Savory Black Bean Nachos with Pumpkin Seed Chips. 

pumpkin chip black bean nachos

I loaded chips on a baking pan with spicy Organic refried black beans that were cooked with jalapeños, added a Mexican four cheese cheese blend.  Melted them in a hot oven for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees.  I scooped some homemade guacamole and fire roasted salsa into serving cups and served them to my guests!

All I can say is that we absolutely loved my                                                                                    Savory Black Bean Nachos with Pumpkin Seed Chips!!

I had to make at least 2 more servings because everyone gobbled them up.  It pairs well with an oaky chardonnay, apple cider – hard or hot  - or tea.

The flavor of the chips is exactly what you expect – savory pumpkin spiced with cinnamon, salt and pepper.  I think the flavors taste like an amazing molé.  Now that is an idea! I might just have to try that – use these pumpkin seed chips in places of the bread to make a Gluten-Free molé!  I love the savory chips with the black beans, cheese and guac – all that creaminess and the smokey salsa just makes it come together like a fiesta in your mouth!

I am a nacho freak! I love nachos because they are so easy to make.  I also make a nacho or taco salad with chips, lettuce, roasted veggies and whole black beans, etc. All I can say is that the pumpkin, bean and chipotle flavors work really well together! IF you want to add meat, I highly recommend shredded smoked pork! The smokey sweet flavor is perfectly brilliant with the spiced pumpkin!

pumpkin seed chips

 

Now it is your turn! Go find the last remaining bags of Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips at Costco or just go online to their site directly – Mother’s Farms - to buy Gluten-Free, Whole Grain and Kosher snacks. I am happy to say that their products are Certified Gluten-Free by GIG.  The only reason I say the last is because I have been telling everyone about my new favorite chips.  You can buy them directly from the company’s website as well.  Better yet ask your neighborhood grocery store to sell them!

Salud!

Lisa