Do you need a tropical vacation? These fun, fresh, nutrient-loaded Tropical Fruit “Nachos” will bring the tropics right to your kitchen. This colorful dish can serve as breakfast, an unexpected addition to brunch, or even a nourishing dessert, and will be a sure way to get kids more interested in fruit. There are no chips involved here. Rather, fresh tropical fruit replaces chips to act as the nacho base, a drizzle of coconut cream replaces the usual nacho cheese, and crumbled OHi Wholesome Bars and other breakfast-appropriate ingredients replace the traditional nacho toppings. Bonus: this dish is packed with immune-boosting Vitamin C thanks to all the fruit! It’s a great opportunity to experiment with new fruits that you may not have tried before, and will work with any tropical fruit you can get your hands on.
- Assortment of whatever tropical fruit you love (Shown here: pineapple, mango, papaya, bananas, passionfruit, traditional grapefruit, baby grapefruit, starfruit, kumquats, and rambutan)
- Few dollops of your favorite yogurt
- Drizzle of coconut cream (Note: this is the solid, luscious, white fat that separates from a can of coconut milk and floats to the top. You can also just buy cans of coconut cream. Spoon it out of the can, give it a good stir, and thin it out with a dash of the clear coconut milk at the bottom of the can if needed)
- Two Coconut Macadamia OHi Wholesome Bars
- Handful of unsweetened coconut flakes
- Handful of macadamia nuts
- Small handful of mini chocolate chips
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
- Cut up your tropical fruit into bite-sized or easy-to-handle pieces and lay it out on a platter.
- Add a few dollops of yogurt around the platter.
- Give the whole thing a generous drizzle of coconut cream.
- Crumble up the two OHi Wholesome Bars and scatter the crumbles across the top.
- Finish it off with coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, chocolate chips, and cinnamon.
- Make them vegan by using vegan yogurt and chocolate chips.
- Keep them free of added sugar by omitting the chocolate chips.
- Increase the protein by using more yogurt, more OHi Wholesome Bars, and/or drizzling the nachos with almond butter instead of coconut cream.
- Use any breakfast-appropriate toppings you love including other nuts, seeds, warming spices, or small pieces of crystallized ginger.
- Take them over the top by adding a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream in the middle.
- Switch up the flavor profile by using a different kind of OHi Wholesome Bar, or two different OHi Wholesome Bars together.
About the Guest Blogger
Lee Corbett is a recipe creator, food photographer and author of The Rogue Brussel Sprout blog. She is passionate about creating nourishing plant-based recipes that are colorful, seasonal and celebrate fruits and veggies in all their glory. You can see all of her creations on Instagram (@TheRogueBrusselSprout) and on her blog (www.TheRogueBrusselSprout.com).