Thursday, 14 June 2012

Nachos with Vegetable Salsa

Now this might not sound like much of a recipe, but it's a good way of making a quick snack or light meal out of left-over vegetables and store cupboard ingredients. For a healthier version, use the refried beans and salsa mixture to fill tortilla wraps.

Serves 4 as a main course or 8 as a starter/snack

  • 1 bag of lightly salted or unsalted tortilla chips
  • 1 can of mild refried beans
  • 1 carton/jar of mild tomato salsa (around 1 cup)
  • 1 small onion , finely diced
  • 1-2 bell peppers, finely diced
  • A few mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 100g mozzarella or cheddar cheese, grated (or vegan melting cheese)
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/170C Fan/Gas 3
Tip the bag of tortilla chips onto a baking tray.
Using a spoon, dollop the refried beans over the chips - spread out a little if you can without breaking too many of the chips! 
Fry the onion in a drop of olive oil until softened, then add the chilli powder, bell peppers and mushrooms and cook for a further couple of minutes.
Add around 1 cup of salsa to the pan and stir in.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat. Taste and add more chilli powder if needed.
Pour the salsa mixture over the tortilla chips and sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
Cook for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling.

Serve with salad.

If you don't have any refried beans, use a drained tin of baked beans instead and add these to the salsa mixture.
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  1. Yum, yum, yum! I think that just about sums it up! Well worth posting. We all need reminders of easy and tasty dishes like this.


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