Power Nachos

Photo: Travis Rathbone
Power Nachos are our successful attempt at turning these favorite snacks into a mini-meal that's loaded with fresh veggies and filling, protein-packed beans.

Yield:

Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 10 chips plus toppings)

Nutritional Information

Calories 393
Fat 16 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 6.6 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 9 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 571 mg
Calcium 304 mg

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 (15.5-oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, divided
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, finely chopped, plus leaves for garnish
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 rib celery, thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
4 ounces multigrain tortilla chips
4 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 avocado, diced
Salsa (for serving)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. In a medium bowl, mash the oil, 1 cup beans, chopped cilantro, and 2 TBSP lime juice. In another bowl, toss the celery, onion, 3/4 cup beans, and 1 TBSP lime juice.

3. Spread chips on a baking sheet; cover with the cheese. Bake until cheese melts.

4. Top the hot nachos with the bean mixtures, avocado, and salsa; garnish with cilantro leaves.

Frances Boswell,

Health

January 2013
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