Watermelon RecipesRecipes

Nachos with Watermelon Avocado Salsa

This twist on traditional nachos is a great snack or appetizer that everyone from kids to adults will love. It’s also high in nutrients, such as calcium and iron, so you don’t need to feel guilty indulging yourself.

 Ingredients
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 can 4 ounce diced green chiles, drained
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups diced watermelon
  • dash salt (to taste)
  • 16 ounce can fat-free refried beans
  • 11 ounces corn tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
 Instructions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Salsa: Combine the first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to thoroughly mix. Add watermelon and toss gently. Set aside. (Makes about 2 1/3 cups salsa.)
3. Heat beans over medium heat until hot. Mash if preferred.
4. Assemble nachos: Place chips on an oven-proof flat plate or cookie sheet and then top with beans, then cheese. Repeat layers as desired. Heat in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted and chips are hot.
5. Top with salsa mixture (all of it or some with the rest placed in a bowl along side for dipping) and then sour cream.

 Servings

Makes 8 servings.

 Nutrition

Serving size: 1 serving
Calories per serving: 378
Fat per serving: 19.7g
Saturated fat per serving: 6.9g
Fiber per serving: 4.3g

Stay on top of what's happening with watermelon.

Sign up here to receive What About Watermelon? monthly news.

For Watermelon Industry news, please sign up for the Watermelon Update.

Watermelon Board

Representing 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide, our goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon.
#watermeloneveryday

Festivals

Enjoy the sweet taste at a watermelon festival.

Find One

Whole Watermelon

Use the whole watermelon – flesh, juice and rind.

See How