When I go on vacation, I often have trouble finding something to eat at a restaurant.
Most places serve something over an abundance of pasta. I’ll eat a little pasta here and there, but not when it makes up most of my meal. I don’t eat meat when I’m out cause 95% of the time it’s not organic and shot up with god knows what. Normally I do grilled seafood, but at the place we went, it was rather expensive. So I ended up picking…
Something I thought I’d never get.
Not a fan of the yellow mystery cheese.
But these nachos had no cheese. Instead, it had a bit of some wasabi sauce mixed in. There was so much stuff in the nachos that I dug my way around the chips (my family ate those) and still had left overs! It was so good that I had to recreate it.
Unfortunately, I do not have the money to grill me up some tuna steak, so I had to use canned tuna instead. Oh well, still tasted amazing. I also made eggplant chips instead of using tortilla chips. They came out of the oven nice and crispy, but when I mixed them in at the end, they kinda grew soft. Therefore, I advise just serving them on the side and using them as dippers if you want a “nacho” feel. Either way, it tastes amazing!
Eggplant Chip Nachos in Wasabi Sauce (Cheese-less)
pepper, to taste
5 (or more) large romaine lettuce leaves
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large heirloom tomato, finely chopped
1 tbsp jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1 5oz can of tuna, drained
Optional: Mashed avocado and/or salsa
1 and 1/2 tbsp wasabi
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp horseradish
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Spray baking pans with cooking oil. Cut the eggplant into thin coins, as thin as you can make them. Quarter the coined slices. Lay the slices on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 20 minutes. Afterwards, blot up water that forms on top of the eggplant with another paper towel. Arrange slices on baking pans and spray with cooking oil of choice. Sprinkle with pepper and bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes, removing individual eggplant chips if they become crisp earlier.
Meanwhile, take several leaves of lettuce at a time, twist together, and cut into strips with kitchen shears. Spread out on serving platter. Top with chopped shallots and place in fridge.
In a small bowl, mix together wasabi ingredients. Also place in fridge.
Right before serving, add black beans, tomatoes, pepper, tuna, and wasabi sauce. Toss together. Add in eggplant chips and toss again (or just leave on the side to keep crisp). Mix in mashed avocado and/or salsa, if desired.