vegetarian nacho platter

whenever i was lazy and wanted to make something quick and easy, i would have a vegetarian nacho platter. i almost never use a microwave but this dish is an exception.

my version is healthier than nacho platters you’d find in restaurants. i used to use regular tortilla chips but now i like the soy and flaxseed tortillas from Trader Joe’s since it is packed with proteins, omega-3 and fiber. since tortilla chips usually have salt, i cut down the salt with a no salt salsa. then i add the spinach and bean toppings.

it is a yummy and fun dish in minutes!


  • bag of tortilla chips (try Trader Joe’s Soy & Flaxseed Tortillas)
  • 1 block muenster cheese
  • 1 jar of salsa, preferably no salt
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 10-ounce package frozen spinach, defrosted
  • crushed red pepper

Special equipment needed

  • Microwave
  • Microwaveable plate


On a microwaveable plate, top as following:

  • a layer of nachos
  • a slice of muenster cheese on each nacho (slice as desired)
  • a spoonful salsa (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  • a small spoonful black beans (approximately 1 teaspoon)
  • a small spoonful spinach (approximately 2 teaspoons)
  • additional piece of cheese, if desired

Microwave plate for 1 minute. Remove from microwave (use glove in case plate is hot).

Sprinkle crushed red pepper on top, if desired Serve and enjoy!


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