We gave this classic Mexican snack a Mediterranean diet makeover. Our Mediterranean Nachos are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. They take only a few minutes to make, and are so delicious.

The original recipe for nachos was simply tortilla chips with melted cheddar cheese and jalapeños. Nachos have since exploded in popularity with dishes like Nachos Supreme getting really complicated. We’ve seen them with seasoned beef, pulled pork, buffalo chicken, even cheesesteak nachos.

We’re keeping them simple with Mediterranean diet-inspired ingredients. We started with organic blue chips, mainly for the color, but we also like the way they taste. We added back beans for some fiber and protein. We topped them with a mild Fontina cheese that melts easily, and sprinkled them with cherry peppers, 

We served our Mediterranean Nachos with guacamole and our version of pico de gallo.

All three recipes are below, along with a video.

Mediterranean Nachos

We give a classic snack food a Mediterranean makeover by using Italian cheese, black beans, cherry peppers, and basil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Small Plate
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword: nachos
Author: Donna

Ingredients

  • 1 bag tortilla chips (we used organic blue chips)
  • 9 oz Fontina cheese shredded
  • 2 cherry peppers diced, seeds removed
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • 1 can black beans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Put the black beans in a pot and heat through.
  • Arrange a single layer of tortilla chips on a baking sheet. We used a pizza try.
  • With a slotted spoon, sprinkle the chips with black beans, careful not to get the juice on the chips.
  • Sprinkle on cherry peppers to taste.
  • Cover with shredded Fontina cheese.
  • Repeat with another layer of chips, beans, peppers, and cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for a few minutes, just until the cheese melts.
  • Remove from the oven. Sprinkle with chopped basil. Serve immediately.

Video

Guacamole

Guacamole is a delicious, nutritious treat that only takes a few minutes to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: condiment, dip, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado
Author: Donna

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 1 tbsp onion diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh jalapeno diced
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cilantro

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve.
  • Adjust the flavors to your taste.

Notes

Try varying the ingredients. Replace the jalapeños with cherry peppers. Or replace the cilantro with basil. Experiment and have fun.

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is packed with vitamins and adds a fresh flavor to dishes without a lot of calories.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: condiment, dip, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword: tomatoes
Author: Donna

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh jalapeno diced
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Adjust the salt, pepper, and jalapeno to your taste.
  • Serve immediately.

Mediterranean Nachos

nachos with guacamole

ABOUT

The Mediterranean diet is all about gorgeous, seasonal food shared with family and friends. As Federico Fellini once said, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” So come join us for a little magic and lots of pasta.

Mostly Mediterranean logo

© 2019 DeRosa Media, LLC
All Rights Reserved

Subscribe