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Chipotle Carrot Nachos

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Ingredients:

– 1 tablespoon California butter – 2 cups peeled, diced carrots – 1 cup fresh pico de gallo (found in the produce section) – 1 tablespoon lime juice – 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt – 1 minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce plus additional adobo sauce to taste – 6 cups baked tortilla chips (or a 7 to 8-oz. bag sweet potato, bean or butternut squash tortilla chips) – 1 cup shredded reduced-fat California Mexican cheese blend – 1/2 cup sliced green onions Chipotle Avocado Cream: – 1/2 cup California sour cream or crema Mexicana Agria – 1 peeled, pitted and mashed ripe avocado – 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce plus additional adobo sauce to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pico de gallo, lime juice, salt and chipotle peppers and cook for 5 minutes more or until carrots are very soft.

Spread tortilla chips in an even layer on baking sheet and top with cheese and carrots. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted, then sprinkle with green onions.

Stir together all Chipotle Avocado Cream ingredients in a small bowl and serve with nachos.

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