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Pico Nacho Bites

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Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

Ok, I was totally playing with my food and came up with this super fun new snack, but I could not for the life of me figure out what to name it.

Mexican bruschetta? Salsa bites?

Then it occurred to me — nachos! These totally count as ‘chos, right??

Well, whatever you call them, these little bites are super cute. And they only call for 7 quick and easy ingredients. And they can be made in a single serving for snacking, or in a big batch if you feel like sharing as an appetizer with a crowd. And there’s a special ingredient spread beneath the pico that will totally satisfy your nachos craving.

Because we all need more ‘chos in our lives, yes??

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

Well, anyone who knows me will tell you in a heartbeat that I’m obsessed a big fan of all things nachos. If it were up to me, I would probably eat them (and my beloved egg drop soup) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacking in between. But alas, adulthood. And this blog might get a wee bit repetitive…or maybe even more delicious. :)

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

Anyway, today at least we’re talking about these ‘chos. And they all came about when I tried out the Queso Fresco & Chipotle flavor of cheese from The Laughing Cow. I’ve been eating those classic little swiss cheese wedges from TLC for years and years, but it wasn’t until recently that I’ve been branching out into their other flavors. And guys — they’re really good!

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

So of course, it only seemed logical to try snacking on the queso fresco & chipotle flavor with a chip. (Chips + queso = #meanttobe.)

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

And then one day I added some salsa on top. And then the next day I decided that fresh pico would be prettier. So I made a batch and served them to some neighbors. And once they quizzed me on what the heck they were, they took a bite (a “nacho bite”, since I’m turning this into a thing), and were immediately sold.

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

They are just too cute and to tasty not to love! Actually, the whole batch disappeared in an instant, so we made more. And then the next day, I took some of the leftover pico and made two “bites” for a snack.

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

And I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep this cheese from The Laughing Cow stocked in my fridge from here on out to keep making more, now that I have figured out how to satisfy my nacho craving with just a “bite”.

Seriously, I really want you to try them. If you’re really in a hurry, you can save a step and buy fresh pico at the store, or even chunky salsa. But if you have the extra few minutes, get to chopping and make some homemade pico yourself. Here’s how!

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack


Be sure to check out The Laughing Cow Facebook page for more ideas and recipes to help #reinventsnacking. Enjoy!

Pico Nacho Bites | #appetizer #snack

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Laughing Cow. I am brainstorming a few new snacking ideas to share with you this month and have been compensated for my time, but all opinions are 100% my own as always. Thanks for supporting the brands that help make this site possible.

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18 comments on “Pico Nacho Bites”

  1. I’m such a big fan of Laughing Cow cheese,serving it with nachos is such a great idea – it looks delicious!
    I’m also going through a little red onion phase, so this is perfect. :) Thanks!

  2. I love The Laughing Cow, but I have never thought of nacho-i-fying it! These are pretty, simple and SO cute! Pinned!

  3. Perfect little bites! Great appetizer!

  4. Such a fun snack! I love all the bright colors of fresh pico!

  5. Laughing Cow meets nacho? YES, a 1,000 times yes!

  6. Yumm! Such a great snack idea. :)

  7. YUM. Your app. ideas are always so clever and healthy Ali! Love Laughing Cow cheese and love this idea!

  8. I’m COMPLETELY obsessed with these. What a perfect and amazing snack idea!!! I am making these immediately! (and I can’t wait to hear you speak at Chopped Con!)

  9. Love Laughing Cow and didn’t know they had a nacho flavor; must try it! These brightly colored bites look so fresh and fun to make. Pinned for later!

  10. Looooove me some pico! Definitely trying this.

  11. these are so bright & fresh! love these!!

  12. These are seriously so smart! So colorful and happy. I want them all.

  13. Can’t wait to try these!!!