Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado

Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado
I have been seeing these cute little mini peppers around the web for a while now so when I came across them in the grocery store for the first time I picked some up immediately. Of course I knew what I was going to use those mini peppers in first, these mini pepper nachos! I kept the mini pepper nachos nice and simple, stuffing them with some nice and healthy ingredients including corn, black beans, pico de gallo and avocado before covering them in plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese! The mini sweet bell peppers work amazingly well in nacho form, providing a nice sweet base that is perfectly sized for finger food! These mini pepper nachos are sure to please at your next party and given how healthy they are, there will be no regrets!

Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado

Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado
A dab of sour cream never hurts!

Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado

Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Healthy mini pepper nachos stuffed full of corn, black beans, pico de gallo and avocado and smothered in melted cheese that are a perfect for snacking or for a light meal.



ingredients
  • 2/3 cup corn (grilled, charred, fresh, thawed or canned)
  • 2/3 cup black beans
  • 2/3 cup pico de gallo or your favourite salsa
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound mini peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions or cilantro (optional)
directions
  1. Mix the corn, black beans, pico de gallo and avocado and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet, fill with the filling, sprinkle on the cheese and broil until the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes.
  3. Serve optionally garnished with green onions or cilantro.

Note: Use a salsa based on your desire for heat. Pico de gallo is generally pretty mild so if you want it hotter, use a hotter salsa. I like the freshness of the pico de gallo but I also like it hotter and so I add some chipotle hot sauce to the mix to add some more heat along with a nice smokiness.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 382, Fat 19g (Saturated 8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 34mg, Sodium 462mg, Carbs 39g (Fiber 10g, Sugars 7g), Protein 17g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

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29 comments:

Sandi said...

What a great idea! I will try this asap!

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Cool idea, Kevin. I can't wait to try these!

Ali Maffucci said...

Oh my, this is a dream come true! I love this, thanks for sharing!

Rona said...

Wow. Awesome idea!!!

Heather Christo said...

Anytime you can find a healthy device to load nacho topping on- it's a great idea!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

Such a good idea! These look gorgeous, love the colours :)

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Another amazing idea, Kevin!

Marie Matter said...

Such a great idea!!

marla said...

Love this low carb way to serve nachos!

naomi said...

I love the chip-free alternative!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

Great nachos! Wonderful to have for parties this fall!!!

Kulwant said...

Colorful pics

Sara said...

Yum, this is such a fun idea!! :)

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

What a genius idea for nachos! I love it - and it's a sure way to get me to eat my veggies!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes said...

So cute and colorful! I just love this idea!

ashley - Baker by Nature said...

This is such an awesomely fun way to nacho up some baby peppers! I love it :)

Terrah said...

Get the freaky-deaky out of here! Who'd thunk it but I'm glad someone did! Now I need to create a new Pinterest board and include this recipe Kevin ;)

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Wow! This looks fantastic, Kevin!

Norma Dimsey said...

Great idea! Look fantastic! I need to try this.

Joanne said...

These are such a perfect football watching food! And so much better for you than regular nachos!

Terrah said...

I made my own version of this tonight for dinner. I didn't have mini peppers and they aren't sold at my store. I did have two bags of frozen, fresh red pepper strips in my freezer. So, I spread out my pepper strips on some foil in a pan, covered with fajita chicken meat, pico de gallo, cheese and bacon pieces. Freakin good. I eat this like a casserole and topped this with fresh guacamole. Instead of rice, I had a side of quinoa. Next time though, I'll make this with fresh pepper halves without freezing them.

BecHeflin said...

Those are amazing looking! Perfect for football day munchies :)

Anonymous said...

I just made these for dinner tonight and they were amazing!!! Only difference is I used cojita Mexican cheese instead. Thanks for the recipe :)

Char Andrews said...

This is delicious! It's great for family movie night. My 12 yo son still talks about it!

Kelly Young said...

I made these today and they were a big hit at the football party. I also added lime juice and cumin!

Kevin Lynch said...

Kelly Young: I am glad that you enjoyed it and nice additions!

Anonymous said...

I so need to makes these for my Super Bowl party!

Lisa O said...

OMG!!! These were AMAZING!!! I love nachos and this was a perfect healthy substitute.

Linda said...

#OMGoodness this makes me drool! And, fyi... the cilantro is NOT optional! LOL You've got some #SeriousYum™ on your blog Kevin! This is going on my FB page (facebook.com/DoFoodBetter)! And, a link will be on Do.Food.Better. soon too! Thanks for sharing it!

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