Many people are confused by the potato. Is it a vegetable, a grain, or a fruit? Are potatoes healthy or unhealthy? In honor of the potato’s national holiday, let’s dig a little deeper into the topic.
Potatoes are part of the “starchy” vegetable group. Starchy vegetables have more carbohydrates than other vegetables. Carbohydrates give our body the energy to run, play, and learn! In addition to carbohydrates, potatoes are a great source of potassium, vitamin C, and folate.
There are many kinds of potatoes – russet potatoes, purple potatoes, red potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, and sweet potatoes!
Potatoes can be eaten baked, boiled, grilled, mashed, sautéed, fried, or roasted! Today we are going to show you how to make Rainbow Nachos!
Gather all your ingredients. You’ll need potatoes (go figure!), beans, cheese, taco seasoning, and your choice of rainbow toppings – avocado, tomato, and corn are great options!
Next, follow these steps.
- #1: Slice the potato in thin discs.
- #2: Dice the tomatoes.
- #3: Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread sliced potatoes in a single layer on the pan.
- #4: Sprinkle taco seasoning over the potatoes.
Now, top the seasoned potatoes with tomatoes, corn, beans, and shredded cheese! Roast in the oven for 35-45 minutes at 45 degrees F. The cheese should be melted and golden brown!
In the meantime, prepare the avocado for the top of your Rainbow Nachos!
First, split your avocado in half. Next, with a knife, make small slices both horizontally and vertically in the avocado. Now, you can dish out your slices with a spoon. Easy as that!
When the nachos are ready, serve warm with the diced avocado and your favorite salsa! Happy creating!