Healthy Mexican Nachos

A tasty healthy spin on a Mexican classic, by Nutritionists from Daley Nutrition

This healthy mexican nachos recipe is quick easy and a great addition to a footy night or girls party in.  The ingredients are mainly from whole foods and the recipe contains less sugar, fat and salt than your traditional recipe from a takeaway outlet.

Ingredients (serves 5-6 people)

Main Ingredients

  • each
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 500g of beef mince
  • 1 can of 400g no added salt kidney beans
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 1 small tin of sweet corn
  • 1 tin of tomatoes (no added salt)
  • 1 tbsp of tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs of lime rind
  • 2 tbs paprika
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 2 tsps ground coriander
  • 1/2 tbs chilli flakes, optional

When serving add:

  • 1 Handful of fresh coriander
  • 1 handful of cos lettuce (chopped up)
  • 1 handful of chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 6 dollops of plain yogurt
  • 1 avocado chopped up
  • 1/2 cup of low fat grated cheese


  • Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan-forced). Lightly spray 2 baking trays with olive oil. Then cut tortillas into triangles and cook for 5-6 minutes or until brown (it might help to set a timer).
  • Whilst the tortillas are cooking, heat a plan with extra virgin olive oil.  Add the onion, garlic and kidney beans to the pan.
  • When the kidney beans start to go crispy, add the mince meat and herbs and spices to the pan and cook until slightly brown.
  • Then add the grated veg and sweetcorn and cook until soft.  Then add the tinned tomatoes, and a tablespoon of tomato sauce.
  • Wait for the sauce to thicken
  • Meanwhile, combine avocado, cherry tomatos, coriander and lettuce in a small bowl.
  • Arrange the tortillas on a heat proof serving plate, then add the mince meat and sauce onto the tortillas and grill for 2mins.
  • Then add the yogurt, avocado mixture and cheese to the top before serving.

Healthy Mexican Nachos Nutrition (per person)

  • Nutrition information coming soon

Healthy Mexican Nachos
Posted by Nutritionists from Daley Nutrition RNutr, Msc, BSc (Hons)

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