Favourite Nachos

There’s this tiny little vegetarian restaurant very close to where I live. It has delicious food, great music, and uses old desks as its tables – desks whose drawers are stuffed to the brim with hangman games, poems and quotes. It’s one of my favourite places to go out to eat because it’s both cheap and delicious, without being fast food.

Last week, I was craving their nachos – a mile-high plate of colourful veggies, tortilla chips and other assorted yum-yums. But since I’m on a strict, self-imposed, (slightly flexible) ban on going out for dinner, I decided to try and recreate them at home. To great success! Not only was the process quick & simple, the product was downright delectable.

You’ll need: red onion, avocado, green onion, tomatoes, a pepper, some cheese, a can of black or navy beans, tortilla chips and sour cream to serve. And salsa, but since I lose my mind sometimes, it’s not pictured. Doh!

Step 1: CHOP ALL THINGS. Like so:

Step 2: Combine the can of beans with about a 1/2 cup of salsa in a medium saucepan. The beans are pre-cooked, so just heat the mixture through.

Step 3: Layer those tortilla chips with some grated cheese of your choice (I like white cheddar) and the bean mix. Yummo!

Step 4: Smack those veggies on top..


Step 5: Chow down!

Mmm. What a feast! Delicious? Check! Healthy? Full of fresh veggies, beans and avocados. Check! Fast & satisfying? Check and check.

What do you guys think? Would you make this kind of bean-filled, colourful, vegetarian nachos? Do you make a variation on this theme? If so, I’d love to know what it is!

As always, I look forward to your comments.

All ma lovin’,