Sliding Scale Black Bean Vegan Nachos

Sliding Scale Black Bean Vegan Nachos
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

The College Vegan Cookbook

When I was brainstorming recipes for my new college vegan cookbook, I thought back to what I was eating then – and it was pretty boring. My roommate had some fun ideas, though! She made nachos a LOT in single servings in our toaster oven. So this recipe was inspired by her šŸ™‚

Thanks to everyone who voted here and on Facebook! This one was the overall winner, but not by much… we’ll have to save the granola bars for another time…

You can find lots more easy, healthy & affordable recipes in the College Vegan cookbook. Check it out here: College Vegan




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Sliding Scale Black Bean Nachos

Make a single serving of nachos for yourself as a meal, or scale up and share with friends. Add or subtract anything you like.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan nachos
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.


  • 2 oz tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup black beans cooked drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 to mato diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper diced
  • 1 green onion chopped

Topping Ideas:

  • - guacamole
  • - sliced jalapeno peppers
  • - vegan sour cream
  • - grated vegan cheese
  • - salsa
  • - cheese sauce from mac & cheeze


  • Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lay the tortilla chips on a baking sheet.
  • Toss the black beans with the olive oil, chili powder, and salt. Sprinkle the beans over the chips. Top with the tomato, green onion, jalapeno, and cheese (if using).
  • Put in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until the chips are slightly browned around the edges and the cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy your nachos, along with any extra toppings you like.



Basic corn tortilla chips should always be vegan, made with just corn, oil, and salt. Check the ingredients if you want to choose a flavored kind ā€“ Doritos pretty much always have milk powder in them, and some others like Tostitos Lime flavor use milk ingredients.
Tried this recipe?Tag me @HeatherNicholds so I can see!



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  1. […] Chapter 5: Snacks and Sides. I love to snack, and The College Vegan Cookbook has seveal great options, including 5-Ingredient Granola Bars and Sliding Scale Nachos! […]

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