A salad, a snack or something in between? Nachos with Salsa and Baked Beans is a snack that makes you think. With uncooked salsa, baked beans and a creamy cheese sauce arranged temptingly atop corn chips, it causes a burst of flavours and textures in your mouth. The exotic garnish with olives, spring onions, et al, adds to the appeal of this super tasty snack.

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Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

For The Uncooked Salsa
2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1 tsp dried oregano
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies

For The Cheese Sauce
6 cheese slices , torn into pieces
1/2 cup milk
2 pinches of mustard (rai / sarson) powder
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 cups corn chips
1 cup baked beans
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions whites
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens
2 tbsp finely chopped olives
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Method

For the uncooked salsa

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well with the back of a spoon.
  2. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

For the cheese sauce

  1. Combine the cheese and milk in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Switch off the flame, add the mustard powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Arrange 1 cup of corn chips on a plate, pour ½ cup bakes beans evenly all over them.
  2. Spread ½ portion of the uncooked salsa and ½ the cheese sauce over it.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of spring onion whites, 1 tbsp of spring onion greens, 1 tbsp of olives and ½ tsp dry red chilli flakes over it.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 1 more plate.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Value

Nutrient values per serving

Energy 181 cal
Protein 6.6 g
Carbohydrates 28.9 g
Fiber 7.4 g
Fat 4.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 526.5 mcg
Vitamin B1 0.1 mg
Vitamin B2 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3 0.6 mg
Vitamin C 28.6 mg
Folic Acid 43.4 mcg
Calcium 143.6 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Magnesium 0 mg
Phosphorus 0 mg
Sodium 280.1 mg
Potassium 382.7 mg
Zinc 1.1 mg

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