Vegetarian Nachos recipe

These Vegetarian Protein Nachos are great for watching sports and eating healthy veggies.

Nachos are great because you can customize them to your liking. Do you like spicy food? For a kick, add jalapeno peppers. Are you looking for a sweeter twist on Mexican food? Add some mango or fresh pineapple pieces to the final dish for a sweet touch.

For most of my adult years, I’ve been making and eating nachos all over the globe. This recipe is my favourite vegetarian protein nachos recipe. These nachos contain more protein than traditional nachos. Extra protein will aid in muscle recovery after hard workouts. It will also make you feel fuller which is great for runners who are constantly hungry. You can substitute the veggie crumbles with chicken, shrimp, or beef if you don’t like veggies or meat.


13″ x 9″ baking pan or standard cookie sheet

Aluminium foil to cover pan

Nacho Ingredients:

  • 11 oz. of your favourite tortilla chips
  • 1 can (15 oz. 1 can (15 oz.) of black beans
  • 1 cup veggie crumbles
  • 2 cups Mexican blend (cheddar and monetary jack) 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Servings: 2 hungry runners, or 3 regular people

Prep time: 15 min

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place foil on a baking sheet.

2. Slice tomatoes, spinach and avocado, and place in a bowl.

3. Drain the beans.

4. To defrost the vegetable crumbles, heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the chopped vegetables and cook on medium heat. The crumbles should be cooked until they are golden brown, thawed, and feel warm to the touch (about three minutes).

5. Place the tortilla chips on a baking sheet.

6. Sprinkle the black beans with nacho chips.

7. Sprinkle the chopped veggies over the chips.

8. Sprinkle some spinach on top

9. Sprinkle your cheese on top.

10. Sprinkle some cilantro on top

11. Allow to cook for between 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted. There may be some browning of the chips.

12. Add your avocado and diced tomatoes to the vegetarian protein nachos.

13. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of sour-cream on top.

Voila! You have your vegetarian protein nachos! Bonne appetite!