Smoky Lentil Nachos

smokey lentil nachos
10 min
20 items
6 servings
Delicious and packed full of savoury, earthy, Mexican style flavours, this is the perfect meat-free dish for any menu. The lentil base can be cooked in advanced and kept in the fridge for up to a week, with a simple assembly when needed.


  • 2 large Roma Tomato, finely diced
  • 1 small Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp. White Wine Vinegar
  • Juice and zest of 1 Lime

For the Lentil Base

  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 tsp. MasterFoods™ Crushed Garlic
  • 2 tsp. MasterFoods™ Mexican Seasoning, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 tsp. MasterFoods™ Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp. MasterFoods™ Ground Paprika
  • 400 g can Brown Lentils
  • 400 g can Diced Tomatoes
  • ½ cup Vegetable Stock or water
  • ¼ cup MasterFoods™ Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. MasterFoods™ Smokey Barbecue Sauce

To assemble

  • 400 g Corn Chips
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar
  • 1 Zucchini, cut with a papaya cutter, to serve
  • Fresh Coriander, to serve

Cooking Instructions:

  1. 1
    First, make the tomato salsa. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside to lightly pickle.
  2. 2
    For the lentil base, heat oil in pan over medium heat and fry off the garlic, then add in the Mexican seasoning, spices, and lentils, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. 3
    Add the tinned tomatoes and stock (or water) and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly.
  4. 4
    Stir in the tomato and smoky barbecue sauces and cook for a further 2 to 4 minutes.
  5. 5
    To assemble, preheat an oven to 180°C. Arrange one layer of corn chips, add a sprinkling of cheeses and add another layer of corn chips.
  6. 6
    Top with lentils, cheese, and a sprinkling of Mexican seasoning.
  7. 7
    Baked for 5 to 10 minutes until cheese is bubbling.
  8. 8
    Serve with shredded zucchini, fresh coriander and tomato salsa.


  1. 1
    To add some spice, try mixing in some MasterFoods™ Chilli Sprinkle.
  2. 2
    For extra richness, add diced chorizo sausages.
  3. 3
    Fold in some MasterFoods™ Caramelised Onion Relish into the lentil base for added complexity.

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