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overhead shot of black sheet pan with loaded AIP nachos, cucumber mango salsa, and guacamole. There are lime wedges and sprigs of cilantro garnished around the sheet pan

Easy AIP Nachos (Paleo, Grain Free, Dairy Free)

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5 from 7 reviews


These easy Paleo and AIP Nachos are seriously delicious. They’re made with grain-free tortilla chips and loaded with a vibrant AIP salsa, guacamole, ground beef and dairy free nacho cheese sauce!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup nightshade-free Guacamole
  • 1 cup Cucumber-Mango Salsa
  • 3 bags Artisan Sea Salt Plantain Chips or 1 large bag Siete Sea Salt Grain-Free Tortilla Chips (AIP reintro)
  • Cilantro, green and/or red onions for garnishing

AIP Taco Meat 

  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1lb ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 2 TBSP chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro roughly chopped

Dairy-free Nacho Cheese Sauce 

  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of turmeric (optional – for yellow colour)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup full fat, additive free coconut milk
  • 2 TBSP tapioca starch + 1 TBSP water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare AIP salsa by combining diced mango, cucumber, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and zest, olive oil and sea salt.
  3. Prepare guacamole.
  4. Prepare the AIP taco meat by combining sea salt, dried spices and lime zest into a small bowl.
  5. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat and saute the taco seasoning so that the spices release their flavor (about 2 minutes).
  6. Add ground beef or meat of choice, cilantro and green onion to the skillet and saute until the meat is cooked.
  7. Prepare the dairy-free nacho cheese sauce by combining coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, turmeric and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together tapioca starch and water to make a slurry. Once coconut milk mixture has reached a rolling boil, add in slurry and whisk continuously until mixture begins to thicken.
  9. Lay out your AIP Plantain Chips or paleo Siete Sea Salt Grain Free Tortilla Chips onto a parchment-lined sheet-pan.
  10. Drizzle half the AIP cheese sauce onto the chips, followed by an even layer of the AIP taco meat.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes. You’ll want to keep a close eye on them so that they don’t burn.*
  12. Remove from oven and drizzle remaining dairy-free nacho cheese sauce on top followed by guacamole and salsa.
  13. Garnish with cilantro, red or green onions and any other toppings of your choice.


* I’ve found 12 minutes perfect for my oven and the Siete chips that I typically use. If you’re using Plantain Chips,  you’ll want to monitor them so that they don’t burn!

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Mexican