Smoky Lentil Nachos

Smoky Lentil Nachos
SERVES 4 to 6

Smoky Lentil Nachos

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.

SERVES 4 to 6


For the Tomato Salsa

  • 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. First, make the tomato salsa. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside to lightly pickle.
  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. Add the tinned tomatoes and stock (or water) and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly.
  4. Stir in the tomato and smoky barbecue sauces and cook for a further 2 to 4 minutes.
  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. Top with lentils, cheese, and a sprinkling of Mexican seasoning.
  7. Baked for 5 to 10 minutes until cheese is bubbling.
  8. Serve with shredded zucchini, fresh coriander and tomato salsa.



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