Fresh Salsa Nachos

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Dinner was ready but my husband very cheekily made some fresh salsa with cheese nachos. As soon as I realised he was chopping the ingredients, my camera quickly made an appearance. I captured quite a few pictures to share with you all.

I was soo tempted to eat some of the yummy ingredients as he prepped! But didn’t! It was totally worth the wait. You really can’t beat tangy fresh salsa, the flavours are incredible and with the cheese and crispiness of the tortilla….ummmm I don’t think I will have much dinner now!

INGREDIENTS

1 onion finely diced
1 tomato finely diced
2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
1 avocado diced
1 chilli deseeded finely chopped
1/2 juice of lime
Pinch of salt

Tortilla chips
Grated cheese

METHOD

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Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix slowly together

On a microwave safe plate, place a layer of tortilla chips with cheese, melt in the microwave oven for 1 minute

Transfer into a bowl and add the salsa

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Now grab your favourite drink, sit back and munch away! Taking some over to Fiesta Friday…

I Like Beer..

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Yes that’s what I said…I like beer! Occasionally I love having a bottle beer. I find it refreshing and thirst quenching. It all started in Paris when my then fiance, now husband went to the Hard Rock Café. I had my proper taste of beer, a Corona with a wedge of lime…yummmm!

Many women prefer wine to beer but wine gets to my head really quickly! I love fruity drinks too so when I saw the beer and fruit combination, I knew it was for me!

Raspberry Beer, I had had some in London once at the winter wonderland but this is the first time I bought it from the supermarket. I think I was attracted to the bottle in the way it was presented. Appeals very much to the female audience, all pretty and pink and the bottle wrapped nicely. It did the trick! I fell for the trap! Lol

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Even though low in alcohol content, this beer still has quite an edge. You really get the beer hops taste and a little sour flavour which then leaves sweet raspberry notes on your palette as you swallow. A smooth drinking beer that is just so refreshing and perfect for the Summer weather! Ummm I think I will be buying this again! (This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share something different with you all)

What is your favourite drink and why? Look forward to your hearing from you all. Enjoy your Sunday…More food coming up tomorrow! Until then, much love D x

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I love Bubbles!!!

Crunchy peri-peri Chickpeas

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I’ve had chickpeas fried and tend to find them in a Bombay mix snack and other Indian savoury foods. I tend to pick them out as I enjoy them so! And I was extremely happy to see that two lovely fellow foodie bloggers Celeste and Bandhna very recently posted recipes to roast chickpeas!! Yay!!! I thought and I couldn’t wait to open a tin and was inspired to make a peri-peri version!

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Thanks to both Celeste and Bandhna, we now have a favourite nibble that is actually good for you. My little one was chomping away on them too and without realising we had shared a whole tin of chickpeas together! I’ve promised to make some more for my husband today so he can snack on them with a cool beer.

INGREDIENTS

1 tin chickpeas drained and rinsed and dried
1½ tbsp sunflower oil
½ tsp garlic granules/powder
½ tsp paprika
⅓ tsp chilli powder or more to taste
1 tsp salt or to taste

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METHOD

• Preheat oven to 200°c/400°f/gas mark 7 and line a baking tray some foil

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• Arrange the chickpeas onto the tray and then add all the ingredients starting with the oil, followed by all the seasoning. Massage well into the chickpeas

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• Place in the oven to roast for 35-45 minutes, stirring half way through. Keep an eye at how crunchy you would like them towards the end of the roasting process

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• Leave them to cool in the tray. You may wish to squeeze a few drops of lemon juice onto them to make them a little tangy, but this will soften them a little

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