Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

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This recipe is sponsored by Target. Roasted cauliflower florets stand in for tortilla chips in these delicious nachos and are just as satisfying while packing a nutritional punch. They’re tossed with taco seasoning, then roasted to golden brown perfection and loaded with creamy refried beans, zesty salsa verde and more nacho toppings, including lots of melty cheese, of course.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Toss together the cauliflower, oil, taco seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and tender, 20 to 25 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, juice half of the lime into a small bowl, then cut the other half into 4 small wedges. Stir the sour cream into the lime juice until smooth. Finely dice the avocado and sprinkle it with a little salt and juice from 1 lime wedge. Thinly slice the jalapeño crosswise. Place the refried beans in a small bowl and mash with the back of a spoon to soften them. Set all the toppings aside until ready to serve.
  4. Push the baked cauliflower to the center of the baking sheet. Dollop the refried beans (about 1 tablespoon per dollop) over the top, then sprinkle evenly with a little salt and with the cheese. Return to the oven and bake until the beans are warmed through and the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  5. Drizzle the salsa verde and lime sour cream over the cauliflower nachos. Top with the avocado, jalapeño and cilantro. Sprinkle with a little black pepper. Serve with the reserved lime wedges for squeezing.