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Delicata Squash Steak Nachos (AIP, Whole30, Keto)

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 1 platter 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: One Pot
  • Cuisine: American


The best “nacho” type food you will ever eat!



  • 4 slices sugar free bacon
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound pastured skirt steak or flap meat
  • 1 small delicata squash (about 6 inches long)
  • 1 ripe hass avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Garnish Options

  • More cilantro
  • Pickled red onions
  • Diced Strawberries
  • Thinly sliced radishes


  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon to the skillet while it heats. Cook about 5-7 minutes per side until very crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Score your steak on once side in shallow cuts creating a grid like pattern.
  3. Sprinkle all over with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano.
  4. Cook on the hot skillet, in the bacon grease for 4 minutes a side. Do no move once you put it down, you want it to get a nice char.
  5. While the steak cooks, slice your squash into 1/4 inch thick slices. Run the knife around the inside of the rings to seed.
  6. When the steak is done remove it from the skillet and add the squash, in one even layer to it. Cook 3 minutes a side until they are toasty! Cook 6-8 at a time, to not crowd the skillet.
  7. While the squash cooks combine the avocado, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, 1/2 a teaspoon salt and coconut cream in a blender of food processor. Pulse until a light green, almost smooth sauce forms. Use a spatula to gather it together.
  8. Then the squash is done, layer it all over a large plate. Sprinkle with a little salt.
  9. Use a big scoop to shape a mound of avocado crema. Then slice you steak into very thin slices and put it next to the crema.
  10. Chop up the bacon and sprinkle it all over. Add remaining garnishes! Dig in!
  11. You can use your hands if you’re into messy meals! But no one will judge you if you use flat wear!


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 382
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 31g

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