Cauliflower Nachos

Cauliflower Nachos

2 Reviews
From:, November 2017

Indulge your nacho cravings with this healthy vegetarian nacho recipe that's loaded with vegetables (thanks in part to roasted cauliflower standing in for chips) and protein-packed beans, and has a lot more fiber than traditional nachos. These baked cauliflower nachos, piled with guacamole, melty cheese, fresh pico de gallo and avocado, are great as an appetizer or could be eaten as a light dinner.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 cups cauliflower florets, cut into ½-inch slices
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup canned refried beans
  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • ½ cup finely shredded cabbage


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine oil, chili powder, cumin and onion powder in a large bowl. Add cauliflower and gently toss to coat. Arrange the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet; bake until tender and starting to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven; top the cauliflower with beans, then sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and bake until the beans are heated through and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine tomato, cilantro, jalapeños, onion and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Transfer the cauliflower slices a platter and top with the tomato mixture, avocado and cabbage.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 288 calories; 21 g fat(6 g sat); 8 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 132 mcg folate; 20 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 570 IU vitamin A; 78 mg vitamin C; 193 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 310 mg sodium; 845 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value), Folate (33% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 vegetable, ½ high-fat protein, ½ starch

Reviews 2

January 21, 2018
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By: MarieT
This recipe Was delicious! Both my husband and I enjoy it for a late lunch while watching a football game. The only thing we didn’t include in it was the cabbage since we had everything else on hand
November 08, 2017
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By: Lisa Valente
Nachos are all about the toppings! These deliver on all the cheesy, spicy goodness of traditional nachos but with cauliflower as the base. I love this veggie-heavy take (although if you need crunch you may miss the tortilla chips a little...just a little).
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