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Air Fryer Loaded Nachos with Black Beans

Here’s a vegetarian recipe for Air Fryer Nachos with black beans that can be served as a snack or a quick and easy meal. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan as well. Ready in 15 minutes!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 cups of corn tortilla chips (about 3 handfuls or 2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (use vegan cheese for dairy-free diets)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos (leave off if you don’t like them)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup prepared salsa (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. Line the basket of your air fryer with a piece of aluminum foil. Curl the edges up so there is space around the edges of the foil. Spray the bottom of the foil lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Arrange the chips in the basket, trying to spread them out as much as possible (it is okay if the chips overlap some).
  3. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the chips, followed by the black beans, jalapenos and green onions. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  4. Set the temperature to 325°F for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  5. Open the basket and use a spatula to transfer the nachos to a serving platter.
  6. Serve hot with the optional salsa on the side or poured on top.

Notes

  1. You can use a parchment paper liner in your air fryer basket instead of foil, if you wish.
  2. You can use whatever type of shredded cheese you like including cheddar or Monterey Jack. For a dairy-free option, try the Daiya brand of shredded cheese substitute found in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores.
  3. These nachos are best served right after they are done cooking.
  4. If you don’t like black beans, you can leave them off. Or, you can substitute other types of cooked beans including pinto beans or white beans.
  5. Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 268.4 mg
  • Fat: 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.5 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 28 mg

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