Black and White Nachos

Black and White Nachos
Staff Writer
Black and White Nachos

Jackie Newgent

Black and White Nachos

Here, the toppings look rather artful instead of heavily plopped onto tortilla chips. It'll still be a palate-pleasing hit — and a party favorite. It's fit for a black-tie affair, an ultra-casual soirée, or just as a starter for a fun family meal. Feel free to use all white or black beans, if you prefer.

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Stir together the beans, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, cumin, and chili powder, if using, in a medium-sized bowl. (Alternatively, stir together all of these ingredients except the beans. Divide into 2 bowls. Stir the black beans into 1 bowl and the white beans into the other.) Adjust seasoning. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining lime juice, oil, and the remaining salt until well combined. Rub or brush with a pastry brush the lime vinaigrette onto the entire surface of both sides of the tortillas, using all of the vinaigrette. Cut the tortillas into 4 wedges each.

Place the tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until nearly crisp, about 12 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through the baking process.

Top each tortilla chip with ½ tablespoon of the cheese and bake until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes to crisp further.

Place the tortilla chips on a large platter. Stir the prepared bean-salsa mixture, then top each chip with about 1 tablespoon of the mixture, and serve.


Calories per serving:

202 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Sugar Conscious

Daily value:



  • Fat 7g 11%
  • Carbs 26g 9%
  • Saturated 3g 15%
  • Fiber 6g 25%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 10g 19%
  • Cholesterol 14mg 5%
  • Sodium 250mg 10%
  • Calcium 160mg 16%
  • Magnesium 54mg 13%
  • Potassium 356mg 10%
  • Iron 2mg 12%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 218mg 31%
  • Vitamin A 42µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 11%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 6%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 53µg 13%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 6µg 7%
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