Grain-Free Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde {Paleo-friendly}
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grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free options, nut-free, vegetarian
Salsa Verde
  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos
  • 4 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ small white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 large jalapeño, stems removed and deseeded (for extra heat use serranos instead)
  • juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1-4 fried or scrambled eggs
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • small handful fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • queso fresca, feta cheese or other cheese or non-dairy alternative of your choice
  • fresh limes
  • red pepper flakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF
  2. If the tortillas are uncooked, to start, cook as you normally would in a dry skillet. Set aside.
  3. Lightly grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the avocado oil.
  4. Slice the rolled tortillas into 6 equal wedges and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet and brush the tops with the remaining avocado oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and crispy, turning the pan halfway through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  6. Once the chips are done, make the salsa verde.
  7. Preheat your broiler to high.
  8. Remove the papery husks from the tomatillos and rinse them well. Cut the tomatillos in half and place cut side down on a baking sheet. Add the garlic cloves. Place the pan under the broiler for about 5-7 minutes, to lightly blacken the skin on the tomatillos. (You can also roast them in a 450ºF oven for about 10 minutes). Allow to cool for a couple minutes.
  9. Put the tomatillos, garlic, onion, cilantro, jalapeños, lime juice and zest, cumin, honey and salt into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixed.
  10. To prepare the chilaquiles, place the chips on a serving platter. Spoon the salsa verde evenly over top. Use as much or as little as you'd like. Top with red onion, cilantro, egg(s) and finally, sprinkle the cheese (is using) evenly over top. Enjoy immediately.
You can use whatever tortillas you'd like.
If you prefer, you can use a store-bought salsa verde
Add cooked, crumbled chorizo on top, if you'd like
Use (or don't) whatever cheese you'd like, there are some great crumbly nut cheeses available.
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at