Cauliflower Chicken Nachos


Swapping in tender-crisp cauliflower slices for chips in these cauliflower nachos ups your veggie servings for the day.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 cups


  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or avocado oil

  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 8 cups large cauliflower florets, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 1 cup chopped tomato

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño peppers or fresh jalapeño pepper slices

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

  • ¾ cup canned reduced-sodium refried black beans

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • ¾ cup finely shredded cabbage


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Combine oil, chili powder, cumin, onion powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add cauliflower and gently toss to coat. Spread the cauliflower in a single layer on the prepared pan. Bake until tender and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine tomato, avocado, cilantro, jalapeños, onion and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

  4. Top the cauliflower with beans, chicken and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

  5. Serve the "nachos" topped with the salsa and cabbage.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
28g Fat
27g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 36g 71%
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Vitamin A 875IU 17%
Vitamin C 121mg 135%
Folate 183mcg 46%
Sodium 484mg 21%
Calcium 235mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 81mg 19%
Potassium 1238mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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