Lighter nachos

Lighter nachos

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Slash the fat of this Mexican sharing platter with some simple swaps. Our tortilla chips are topped with beans and salsa

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories462
  • fat26.5g
  • saturates8.9g
  • carbs41.1g
  • sugars6.7g
  • fibre8.7g
  • protein15.2g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 5 soft corn tortilla



    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

  • 1½ tsp rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 jalapeno chilli, deseeded, cut into thin strips
  • 100g mozzarella, grated
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • ½ small pack coriander leaves, chopped

For the guacamole

  • 2 medium, ripe avocado, halved, stoned, peeled and roughly chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 spring onion, ends trimmed, finely chopped

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • few drops Tabasco sauce

For the beans

  • 400g can red kidney bean, drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ tsp mild or medium chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin

For the tomato salsa

  • 4 tomato, seeds removed, finely chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • ¼ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

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  1. Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. For each tortilla, brush both sides with some of the oil, and cut into 12 wedges. Repeat. Put all the wedges on 2 large baking sheets and bake for about 10 mins or until golden and crisp. Remove and set aside. Turn up the oven to 200C/180C/gas 6.

  2. For the guacamole, put the chopped avocados in a bowl and roughly mash with a fork, keeping some texture. Stir in the lime juice, spring onions, coriander and season with the Tabasco and seasoning. Set aside.

  3. For the beans, tip them into a bowl, stir in the garlic, chilli and cumin powders, roughly mash with a fork, then mix in about 2 tbsp of water, or enough to make a rough mash. Season and set aside.

  4. For the salsa, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime juice and oil. Season and set aside.

  5. Ten minutes before you’re ready to serve, scatter the tortilla chips over a large baking tray or ovenproof platter. Spoon the beans in little mounds over the chips, then spoon over the salsa (if the salsa has been made ahead, use a slotted spoon so you leave any tomato liquid behind that could soften the chips). Scatter over the jalapeño chilli and mozzarella.

  6. Bake for 4-5 mins, just long enough to melt the cheese and warm things through, but not over-brown the tortilla chips. Remove and spoon over the crème fraîche and scatter with coriander, and put the guacamole in 1 or 2 small dishes on the side. Serve immediately.

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Comments (4)

jhonclark's picture

Bacon Lettuce & Tomato Treats Serves:6-8 CarbsPerServing:2
Prep Time:30 minutes Effort:Easy
1 pound bacon 2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper 24 large cherry tomatoes
Leaf lettuce

How to Prepare:
Cook up bacon crisp Drain on paper towels Crumble bacon finely.
Mix bacon, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper all together. Refrigerate
for 4 to 6 hours allowing flavors to blend and mixture to become
Slice cherry tomatoes in half. Lightly scoop out fruit.
Cover platter with lettuce leaves.
Working quickly, scoop mixture into cherry tomato cavity; place on
platter. -

KimFrauga's picture

Hi ! i am Kim from Aberdeen, United kingdom . i love this site i always get very good information in this site and i always read articles and i get wonderful posts and i always implement by trying different recipes I am so much fond of Nachos , i love Subway nachos but now i am so bored to have it , i want to try something different now i got new ingredients, will try today as it looks tempting and get back to you soon , site is really useful and informative . thank you so much for posting

stoner14's picture

Very tasty! A fair amount of prep for a 'snack', but the taste was worth it. I used cheddar rather than mozzarella, as that's what I already had, & didn't bother with the crème fraiche. The beans were the best bit - yummy (I did double the amount of spices though)! Will make again.

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