Spicy Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Appetizers & Snacks  |  Published Apr 29, 2015  |  Updated Aug 20, 2019  |  By Tawnie

For some reason I have had a little more free time during my final weeks as a Fresno State Dietetic Intern. (No complaints about that though!). With my “free time” I have been doing a little extra cooking and baking. Today after my morning workout at the Bar Method Fresno I came home and whipped up these delicious portion sized bell pepper nachos. What better appetizer to make with Cinco de Mayo quickly approaching. I honestly have never been a fan of those nachos with that goopy cheese… and the ones at restaurants are always loaded with a bunch of stuff that makes them soggy and unappetizing. I wanted to put a healthy twist on nachos by using bell peppers and using fresh ingredients 🙂 

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Spicy Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Instead of chips, opt for mini bell peppers!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 3/4 cup hot salsa
  • 1 fresh jalapeno
  • 1 can yellow corn
  • 1 can low-sodium black beans
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • cilantro for garish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bag mini bell peppers
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt optional for topping

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl mix corn, black beans, salsa, tomatoes, jalapeno and avocado. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the bell peppers in half and remove the seeds. Arrange bell pepper halves on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Fill each half with the black bean/corn mixture. Top with cheddar cheese. Place peppers in the oven - broil for 1-3 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt and cilantro! Enjoy!
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  1. I had the pleasure of sampling these…and they are so good. I am making them for a party this Friday…I know my friends are going to LOVE them!

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