Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Recipe! Veggie Nachos!

Ahhhh the long awaited return of Recipe Sunday! I haven't really been cooking much since I mean, I hate cooking for just me and then having leftovers for like a week but today I made an exception. For Father's Day, I offered to take my dad out to lunch wherever he wants, on me, and if he wanted I would make something too.  We went to lunch and before I left town, I made him some of my nachos that my whole family loves! I did make some alterations as to how I usually make them but he loved it nonetheless!

Here's the ingredient list, method, and some pictures I snapped today!

Veggie Nachos


  • Your favorite tortilla chips (my dad loves On the Border)
  • 1 can light red kidney beans (as prepared HERE)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ large or 1 small/medium white onion, diced
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, diced
  • small handful cilantro, chopped
  • Pace Picante Sauce (Medium)
  • Hot Sauce (Cholua all day every day!)
  • ½ jar Pace Queso con Salsa
  • handful shredded cheddar cheese
  • (Other items I didn't use but you might like- sour cream, pickled jalapeños, black olives, etc.--I usually add shredded lettuce too but my dad doesn't like it so I didn't add it today)


  1. Preheat the oven for 400 deg F
  2. Spread tortilla chips on a non-stick cookie sheet
  3. Prepare the kidney beans like I did for the Mexican Pizza recipe HERE
  4. Spread the kidney bean mixture on the tortilla chips
    IMG 20130616 164442 372 
  5. Spread the queso con salsa over the tortilla chips (be conservative here because more cheese is coming later)
    IMG 20130616 164811 447 
  6. Sprinkle the tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños evenly over the entire tray 
    IMG 20130616 164524 715 
  7. Add in any other veggies or spreads you like!IMG 20130616 165106 709
  8. Add the Cholua hot sauce and picante sauce LIBERALLY over the veggies!
  9. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over all your veggies and toppings 
  10. Finally, add the chopped cilantro on top of the cheese 
    IMG 20130616 165436 122 
  11. Bake Nachos for 6 minutes or until cheese and toppings are all bubbly and yummy
    IMG 20130616 170621 083 

My dad LOVED these nachos! If I were making this just in general (UM YES SUMMER FIESTA) I would have added shredded lettuce, not used the queso con salsa, and more tomatoes, onions, and cilantro! 


IMG 20130615 115456 937He loves me!

IMG 20130615 120453 756

a hot Saturday morning!


Did you make anything special for your dad this Father's Day??


  1. These look DELISH! can't wait to make these for summer fiesta!

    1. ahh I will definitely make this for summer fiesta and you will LOVE them!


10K 13.1 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 30 Day Shred 32 5K 80s 8K 90210 90s ACC Basketball AGD Aladdin alcohol alias Alpha Gamma Delta Amazon Amy Amy Poehler Animal Kingdom Ann Taylor apple apple juice April Art of Animation artichokes Asian Aziz Ansari baa babies Backstreet Boys baking banana Bar Exam BCBG beach beauty bed berry beverage bff BFFs birthdays black Black Honey Blacksburg blog hiatus bloggers blogging blogs blue Brave Britney Spears Broccoli brothers Brown Cabernet Sauvignon Cafe Carolina Calvin Harris Calvin Klein Canada candles cardigan Carly Rae Jepson casual friday Center City Park Chanel changes Cheese Cher chex Clinique Clinque clothes Clueless cocoa butter coffee college cookies cooking coral corn cousins Crunches culture clash cupcakes Daddy dairy danville dates David Yurman dessert desserts detroit Detroit in Training diamonds diets Disney Disney Princess DISNEY WORLD disordered eating doctors Dogs Donnie Wahlberg downtown Downtown Disney drink driving DSW Eminem engagement Epcot espresso Esquire Este Lauder ethics exercise exhaustion Expo eyeliner fall family family law farmer's market Fat Joe Father's Day favorites finals flowers flying food foot Football Founder's Day Franco Sarto French Friday Friday Favorites friends fruit fruits Full House Garmin gatorade Gilmore Girls girl crush goals goldfish grandma Grandpas Greek Greensboro grey Gu hair half marathon happieness Hawaii health heartache henna hilarious Hinduism Hokies Hollywood Studios Homeland humor ice cream Indian Indian food injury insomnia iTunes Ja Rule Jasmine JayZ jcp jeopardy Jerry McGuire Jillian Michaels Jimmy Fallon JLo jobs John Legend John Stamos June Justin Timberlake Kanye Kanye West Kasper Kelly Kelly Clarkson Kelly Kapoor Kelly Rowland Kid Cudi KT Tape La Roux lace Lady Antebellum lady gaga law school Legally Blonde Leo Leonardo Dicaprio Leslie Knope LIEP life link up lip balm local businesses LOFT loneliness Lorelai Gilmore Lost love Lucy Ludacris Luna Bar Macados Macy's Magic Kingdom makeup Malbec mango March Mariah Carey maroon Marshalls Maryland mascara Maui May medals Mexican Michael Scott Milania milkshakes Mindy Mindy Kailing Missoni moisturizer moms Month in Review mornings Mother's Day motivation music Myrtle Beach nachos nail polish National Running Day NC Nelly Nemo Netflix new friends New Jersey New Years Nick Carter Nike Nike+ Nine West NJ NKOTBSB North Carolina NY and Co. NYC Old Navy Olivia Pope OOTD OPI orange outfits packing Pandora Panera ParksNRec party Pearls perfume pie piedmont triad pink Pioneer Woman pizza plants Playlist Wednesday polka dots potatoes potpourri PR Princesses Product Review progress PTI Puerto Rico pugs pupcakes puppies puppies and booze purple race shopping races racing rain Raleigh random recipes red red wine relationships RHOA RHONJ rides Rihanna Ripped in 30 run runDisney running Rusty sad sarcasm saris SATC SBS sbsmeetup SBTB Scandal Sephora September shoes shopping siblings sick sickness single sisterhood sisters skirt suit sleep snacks Snow Sorority soup South South Carolina South Indian souvenirs SparkleSkirts spinach Spring spring break Sprite studying success Suits Summer summertime sun Sunday Recipe surprise Tahari tapering Target teal tequilla teryaki thanksgiving The Good Wife The Hills The Lion King The Little Mermaid The OC The Office TI Tim Gunn Tina Tina Fey Tinderella Titanic Tom Haverford tourists traditions training training plan travel treat yo self Tresemme trips Tuesday Thoughts tv TV shows Usher vegetarian Virginia Tech virus vodka Walt Disney World wasabi wear to work wedding wedding dresses weddings weight loss WHBM white wine wino words to live by work workouts WTP