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Loaded Nachos

Photo:Antonis Achilleos
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Serves 4


  • 24 large baked tortilla chips (about 3 oz.)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans (rinse and drain before measuring)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Greek yogurt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 240
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 15 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • sodium 659 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high. Line a broiling pan or large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. Arrange tortilla chips, overlapping slightly, in a single layer on top of foil.

  2. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until tender and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, sprinkle with chili powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute longer. Stir in beans and tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until just warmed through, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Spoon bean mixture onto center of chips and spread evenly. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top. Broil, watching constantly and turning pan often, until nachos are hot and cheese is bubbly, about 1 minute. Remove pan from broiler, sprinkle avocado over nachos and garnish with dollops of yogurt. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately.