Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Vegetarian

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Spicy Lentil Nachos

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes


Spicy Lentils:

  • 1 cup brown or green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup water or vegetable broth


  • 4 cups corn tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, quartered


  • Add enchilada sauce, broth/water, and spices to a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a low simmer. Add lentils and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes or until lentils are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. If the mixture starts to get too dry, add in another splash of water or broth. Lentils should be thick and gravy-like. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Add chips and scatter with cooked lentils, cheddar cheese, black beans, and corn.
  • Bake nachos for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Remove nachos from oven and garnish with the remainder of ingredients: jalapenos, cilantro, green onions, radishes, avocado, sour cream, and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy!