Who doesn’t like nachos? Problem is, most of the time they aren’t at all healthy
Corn chips can be cooked in unhealthy fats, then are topped with tons of cheese and sour cream, both of which are really high in saturated fat!
Enter my 4 ingredient, healthier or ‘nourishing’ nachos…
Yes I can count! So there are 6 ingredients there as I highly recommend you top them with an avocado and lime ‘guacamole’ – YUM!
Admittedly I am using lots of food from packets here which I usually don’t do, but apart from the corn chips, salsa is a healthier packaged food (just read the ingredients list – tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, peppers, capsicum, vinegar and salt and sugar come right at the end of the list, so there isn’t much of either in there!) As are tinned beans (just beans and water) and feta cheese.
Plus we don’t eat these every night, so despite being healthier, they still are a ‘sometimes‘ food!
How to make these nachos…
Because it is so quick, this is a great dish to whip up when you are too time poor or tired to cook.
You could even get your kids to make it for you!
Serve with salad on the side of course, for a healthier, more balanced meal…
- 1 x 400 gram tin of black beans (or 1½ cups of home cooked beans of any type)
- 1 x 453 gram jar of salsa - my favourite one to use is Mission Chunky Salsa
- 1 x 200 gram packet of corn chips - check saturated fat content is no higher than 3g per 100g
- 80 grams feta cheese or vegan cheese
- 1 large ripe avocado
- juice of 1 lime
- Heat oven to 180 degrees and find a dish to cook and serve your nachos in
- I used a 25 cm x 25 cm ceramic baking dish
- Drain and rinse black beans
- Add to bowl along with the entire jar of salsa and mix to combine
- Tip corn chips evenly over base of baking dish and 'plop' bean/salsa mix on top
- Crumble feta cheese evenly over the top and bake for 20 minutes
- Meanwhile, dice or mash your avocado and add lime juice to taste (and a pinch of salt and pepper if you like)
- When cooked (the edges should be brown and so should the feta cheese on top), remove nachos from the oven, dollop avocado on the top and serve
- But don't burn your mouth in your haste to taste these delicious nachos!
- And try to eat some salad or vegies on the side for a healthier, more balanced meal!!
Cut some corn tortillas or healthier wraps into 6-8 wedges each, place them on an oven tray and bake in a moderate oven (160-170 degrees) for 6-10 minutes, turning over after about 3-4 minutes – note: some people like to brush their tortillas with a little bit of oil first
Keep a close eye on them as they will burn very easily 🙂