Healthy and nachos aren’t two words you usually find together.

Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist  on classic nachos.  Click over for the  easy nachos recipe.

This easy nachos recipe not only tastes good, but it’s better for you than the cheese-and-meat covered nachos we’re all used to eating. It’s packed with protein and fresh flavors.

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This vegetarian version includes kale, quinoa, organic black beans and queso fresco cheese served atop multigrain tortilla chips from Food Should Taste Good.

Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist  on classic nachos.  Click over for the  easy nachos recipe.

These tortilla chips are certified vegan, gluten free, non GMO, cholesterol-free and low sodium. We really like the multigrain, but you could use any flavor of Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips for this recipe.

Vegetarian Easy Nachos Recipe
 
Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist on classic nachos.
Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 can organic, refried black beans
  • Queso fresco cheese, crumbled
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups water
  • 4-5 kale leaves, removed from ribs and sliced into ribbons
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 limes
  • Fresh salsa, optional
Instructions
For the Quinoa
  1. Place the quinoa in a mesh sieve and rinse with cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 1½ cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  3. Add the quinoa, season with a salt and cover.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the water has absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
For the Black Beans
  1. While the quinoa is cooking, place the beans in a small pot and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of chopped cilantro to the beans, or more to taste.
  3. Cook beans over low heat until hot.
Prepare the nachos
  1. Layer multigrain tortilla chips on a plate and spread with refried black beans.
  2. Top with quinoa, then pile high with tomatoes, red onion, kale, crumbled queso fresco and cilantro.
  3. Top with fresh salsa, if desired. Serve with ½ lime.

Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist  on classic nachos.  Click over for the easy nachos recipe.

This is definitely a great way to eat colorfully and healthfully. Look at all the green and red and purple on that plate!

You also have a lot of flexibility to switch out the vegetables, like the greens, depending on what is in season. And you can kick up the heat by adding fresh jalapenos or spicier peppers.

Packed with protein and fresh flavors, you're going to love this healthy vegetarian twist  on classic nachos.  Click over for the easy nachos recipe.

Dishes like this are also one of my favorite things to make in the summertime because there’s not much cooking involved. I hate standing at a hot stove when it’s hot outside.

What’s your favorite veggie-packed meal for summertime?

 



Comments

  1. WOW, these really sound delish. I’m all about health-ifying nachos and you nailed it! I love that you shared this with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday- see you again this weekend I hope?

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  2. Wow these look so delicious!! I found you through the linky party!

  3. I love how that looks. Yummy! Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  4. Excited to feature you on A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!

  5. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 5/24/15
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