Spicy Lentil Nachos


Meatless nachos that come together easily when money and time are tight.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 cup dried lentils

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup cooked black beans

  • 1 cup corn kernels

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) package tortilla chips


  1. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place onion in skillet and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute.

  2. Stir in lentils, broth, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Combine black beans and corn in a saucepan (if using canned beans and corn, drain first). Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through about 8 minutes.

  4. Spread tortilla chips on a serving platter. Spoon a layer of lentils on the chips, then a layer of black beans and corn, and then salsa. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Serve while still warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

883 Calories
34g Fat
119g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 883
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 971mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 119g 43%
Dietary Fiber 27g 97%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 464mg 36%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 1261mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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