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Festive Nachos

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    This sophisticated version of a southern favourite is a delicious and deceivingly nutritious party food.

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    Juice of 1 lemon
    3 Tbsp (45 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tsp (10 mL) mustard
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) apple juice concentrate
    Black pepper, chipotle powder, and salt to taste
    1 avocado, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 mango, chopped
    1/4 cup (60 mL) red onion, finely chopped
    2 cups (500 mL) cooked black beans
    1 - 16 oz (450 g) package whole grain baked tortilla chips
    Cilantro for garnish

    Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, apple juice concentrate, black pepper, chipotle powder, and salt. Set aside.

    In separate bowl, toss the avocado, red bell pepper, mango, onion, and beans with the dressing. Place tortilla chips on serving plate and top them with bean mixture. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

    Serves 16.

    Each serving contains: 209 calories; 6 g protein; 6 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 34 g carbohydrates; 5 g fibre; 127 mg sodium

    Source: "Healthy Finger Foods For the Holidays", alive #338, December 2010

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