I love nachos and mexican food in general.  We do have fajitas quite often at home, but anything else is a treat.  Nachos wouldn’t class as a meal for the OH, so they’re something I have when out or with friends.

But the other week before we went off camping I was trying to finish off bits and pieces of food in the fridge so decided to do myself some quick and easy healthier nachos for lunch.

easy and slightly healthier nachos - bubbablueandme

I say healthier, because nachos are never going to be entirely healthy if they’ve got tortilla chips in.  But by keeping cheese to a minimum and opting for lighter additions, you can still get a good amount of veg in the dish.  The great thing about nachos is you can add whatever you have and want to use up.  They might not be traditional, but will always taste good.  For camping on our second night we had nachos using up our leftover chilli, but for these healthier ones I did a vegetarian option.

My quick, easy healthier nachos

Ingredients

Tortilla chips
Tomato salsa (as hot as you want)
Avocado, diced (or guacamole as an alternative)
Pepper, diced – the more multicoloured the better
A lighter soured cream based dip (I didn’t have any soured cream, so used tzatziki.  Tasted a bit different obviously, but is a fairly light and fresh option, so it did work).
Grated cheese – lighter option (or not if you’re not bothered about healthy).

Other potential additions – diced fresh tomatoes, sweetcorn

How to make construct

  1. Lay out some nachos on a plate. Go lighter by only putting them round the outside of the plate so you don’t need as many.
  2. Top with grated cheese, and microwave or grill until the cheese is just melted.
  3. Add the diced pepper, avocado, and salsa.  Dollop the soured cream on the side.
  4. Eat your colourful nachos.

quick and easy heallthier nachos

How do you make your nachos?

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7 Comments

  1. I think nachos are my favourite snacks ever, love this healthier take, yums! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    • Mine too. Not sure I have them enough, but I guess that makes them more of a treat.

      Thanks for stopping by Vicky

  2. Wow these look great, we haven’t had nachos in ages. I usually make it with homemade salsa (tom, onion, garlic, chilli seeds, coriander), homemade guac (avo, lime juice, coriander & a bit of salsa mix), sour cream, grated cheddar or crumbled feta cheese and jalapeños. I guess a lighter cheese and low fat sour cream would work though for a bit less taste. I did try to make tortilla chips by cutting a round, soft tortilla into triangles and baking them. Not a patch on the real thing!
    #tastytuesdays

    • Me either. I should make them more frequently especially when I want more of a snacky tea.

  3. These look lovely. I often do nachos but just with salsa and mozzarella and then baked. You should link that up to #reciperoundup over at @EatYours 😉 x

    • Yum, I love mozzarella. I should try that sometime. Once I’m back online at home I’m going to be linking stuff back up everywhere!

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