Nachos with Black Beans, Corn and Cashew-Lime Sauce

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 portions
Forget flowers! A big platter of nachos loaded with delicious toppings makes a much better centerpiece. Whether it's for happy hour, a summer BBQ, or a late night with friends, nachos are always a crowd pleaser, and everyone has their favorite recipe or mix of toppings. To make this popular treat more filling, we added a legume - in this case, red or black beans. The 'salsa', made of beans and sweet corn, pairs oh-so-well with the crunchy pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and the salty olives and zesty lime juice. Not to mention the creamy cashew lime sauce, which you'll fall in love with after just one taste! Cashew nuts are a magic ingredient when it comes to creating rich, smooth sauces with a neutral flavour that can be seasoned to your liking with spices and fresh herbs. This version with lime and cilantro is our go-to for Mexican-inspired dishes!
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How It's Made: Nachos

Ingredients

  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 cup of black or red beans
  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of
  • 1/4 cup of
  • 1/3 cup of pitted kalamata olives
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 green onions
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix the beans, corn, paprika, olive oil and the lemon juice in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Heat up some olive oil in a small saucepan and heat up the bean mixture for a few minutes. 
  2. In a hot frying pan, lightly toast the sunflower and pumpkin seeds for a few minutes. 
  3. Place about a quarter of the tortilla chips in a large bowl or casserole dish, add some of the bean and corn mixture, creamy cashew sauce, and sprinkle with the toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and some olives. Repeat, starting with another layer of tortilla chips. 
  4. Finish with finely chopped green onions.

How It's Made: Cashew-Lime Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk (or water)
  • 1/2 cup of
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Juice and zest of one lime

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and mix until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Season to taste. 
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

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