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Black Bean Nachos

Give your patrons a healthier version of this beloved guilty pleasure with a fiber-rich, vitamin-packed appetizer for two.


4 oz. corn tortilla chips
4 oz. low fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup black beans, cooked
1 Ready-Set-Serve Avocado Halve, cubed
1/2 cup Markon First Crop Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup Markon First Crop Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, roasted and chopped
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup queso fresco, crumbled
1/4 cup Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Cilantro, chopped


Cover tortilla chips with beans and grated Cheddar; melt cheese under the broiler. Top with avocado, tomato, bell peppers, and corn. Crumble queso fresco over all and garnish with cilantro.


1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish


Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.