Colorful Black Bean Nachos

Nachos are a great way to sneak in veggies for the little ones. Try this colorful nacho recipe and watch the little fingers eat it all up!

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Nachos are quickly becoming a staple on my menu of easy recipes. The key for me is finding new and creative ways to reinvent an oldie but goodie. I know I sound like a broken record but we have slowly been cutting back on our meat consumption and replacing our decision with more beans, rice and vegetables.

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I can say that most of my recipes are kid tested and approved. I am always trying to figure out new and creative ways of sneaking healthy food into a kid’s diet.

Cabbage on nachos might sound crazy, and well, maybe it is. I think it’s refreshing and adds so much color to an already bright dish.

Try it–you may just like it!

Colorful Black Bean Nachos
 
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • ½ bag of your favorite tortilla chips
  • 1 fresh tomato, diced small
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced small
  • 2-4 tiny bell peppers, orange and red, sliced in rings
  • 2-3 cups of shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 cups of shredded white cheddar (use Vegan cheese if this is your eating style)
  • Salsa Verde
  • Black Beans (Use can if that is all you have)
Instructions
  1. Spread chips all over a cookie sheet. Sprinkle cheese. Broil until melted.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. NOTE: You can warm the black beans up in the microwave so they are not cold from the can or fridge.

 

Sherron Watson

Sherron Watson is a writer and photographer. Her passion for food started at a young age while working with her family in their restaurant business. A career in photography gave her the experience she needed to start capturing images of her favorite dishes. This led to the creation of her blog: simply-gourmet.com. She is currently a food writer for Capital Style Magazine in Annapolis, MD.

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1 Comment
  1. I never thought to use purple cabbage on nachos! It’s so beautiful and gives the nachos a little something extra. Great pictures. Definitely going to try this out.

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