Vegetarian Nachos

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Vegetarian Nachos Recipe

Vegetarian Nachos

These are vegetarian nachos my way. Beans loaded up with salads and seasoned with an incredible, homemade nachos seasoning (that can be made in bulk or on demand as I have here). Everyone can top their plate with their favourite toppings. Extra chilli for me and an excuse to make homemade margaritas. This is what fake-away dreams are made of. Inexpensive, delicious and on the table in less than 15 minutes.

  • Total Time: 21 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 3 x 400g cans of kidney beans (or any preferred legumes)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt

To serve

  • 4 cups corn chips
  • 1 cup tasty cheese, freshly grated
  • ⅔ cup red cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup corn, frozen or canned
  • ¼ bunch of coriander leaves picked
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • Jalapeños to serve (optional)
  • Sliced green chilli to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to a 200°C fan.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until softened.
  3. Stir through the kidney beans and tomato paste.
  4. Add the paprika, cumin powder, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano and salt. Cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  5. Add ½ cup of water. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8 minutes.
  6. Arrange the corn chips on a platter and top it with the tasty cheese. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from the oven carefully using oven mitts.
  8. Serve with red cabbage, tomato, corn, coriander, lime, mashed avocado, sour cream, jalapeños and sliced green chilli if using.


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate the cooked bean mixture for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely in the fridge overnight before use. Reheat in the microwave. 

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 mins

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