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Quick Vegetarian Nachos Recipe

Georgia Harding's Quick Vegetarian Nachos Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

I love this meal for a midweek quickie when I have no protein to work with. I try to always have tinned tomatoes and beans in the cupboard so this dish can be thrown together at a moment’s notice.

Serves: 4



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & finely diced
  • 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 400g tin kidney beans or black beans, rinsed & strained
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 sticks celery, finely diced
  • 2 tsp Mexican spice mix (available in spice section of supermarkets)
  • Sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • 200g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 300g (approx.) good-quality corn or tortilla chips
  • 1 large avocado
  • ½ cup natural or coconut yoghurt
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. In medium-sized pot, place olive oil, onion and garlic and sauté over medium heat for 1 min.
  3. Add tomatoes, kidney or black beans, carrot, celery and Mexican spice mix. Season to taste and simmer for 15 mins.
  4. While that simmers, put corn chips into a serving dish and top with the grated cheese. Place in oven for 10–15 mins until cheese has melted.
  5. Mash avocado then mix in natural or coconut yoghurt, lime juice, sea salt and pepper.
  6. By now chilli should be cooked and cheese melted over corn chips.
  7. Serve buffet style with leafy green salad dressed with lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.