Vegan MoFo Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Black Bean Nachos ♥ Quesadillas

 
Oops! Two days without a post! But please don’t kick me out of Vegan MoFo just yet – I have a 3-in-1 recipe bonanza for you today!

It’s no secret that my favourite food is Tex-Mex.  I LOVE the stuff but why do so many Mexican Restaurants seem to get it so wrong?  Bland, microwaved, plastic food – yuck!  Luckily it’s a cinch to make at home.

If you fancy a tasty change to regular tomato salsa, try green!  This was my first time visiting Green Salsa Land and it definitely won’t be the last.  It added so much interest and freshness to the Mex classics.

And if you’re savvy, you’ll make two cups of salsa and feast on Mexican for two nights in a row.  SO GOOD.

Here’s how we rocked Nacho Sunday and Quesadilla Monday (also known as: “Can’t write blog post.  Too busy eating.  NOM.”):

 

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

  • Tomatillos (I bought a large can from Fresh Provisions), chopped
  • Green Chilli, chopped
  • Spring Onions, chopped
  • Jalapeños, chopped
  • Coriander leaves
  • Fresh lime juice
  1.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl – in quantities that suit your tastes.

 
Nachos

Serves 2 hungry amigos:

  • 1 large packet corn chips
  • 1/2 block cheeze (I love Notzarella)
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 can black beans, drained
  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Now the secret to great nachos is to place your corn chips in a dish, sprinkle with cheeze and bake for a few minutes – until cheeze is just starting to melt.  This will make the base nice and crunchy so it won’t become soggy when more toppings are added.
  3. Remove from oven, top with salsa verde, beans and more cheeze, and pop back into the oven to bake until cheeze melts.
  4. Remove from oven and serve with guacamole (and Margaritas!).

 
Quesadillas

Serves 2 hungry amigos:

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 can of black beans, drained
  • 2 handfuls of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 block cheeze
  1. Cook rice according to packet instructions, sprinkling with cayenne and turmeric as it cooks.
  2. In a large frypan, sauté salsa verde, beans and mushrooms.
  3. In another frypan over medium heat, layer a tortilla and top with small amounts of cheeze, salsa mixture and rice.  Top with another tortilla.
  4. Allow to brown on one side before flipping over to brown on the other.
  5. Remove from pan, cut into quarters and serve with guacamole.
  6. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

 

 
Enjoy, glitterbugs! See you tomorrow! xx
 
 

11 Comments on Vegan MoFo Tomatillo Salsa Verde & Black Bean Nachos ♥ Quesadillas

  1. Somer
    October 17, 2012 at 3:25 am (2 years ago)

    I’m with you, It’s really, really hard to find good Mexican food in Australia. Thankfully, you’ve managed to more than master it at home! Look at those dishes! I remember when I lived there 15 years ago I had to hand make tortillas because I couldn’t even find them at the store! Luckily now its slightly more mainstream than back then!

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Wowser, I wouldn’t even know where to begin making my own tortillas! Thank heavens for Old El Paso! :-)

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  2. Annie
    October 17, 2012 at 6:50 am (2 years ago)

    Same problem in the States. Most of the food in Mexican restaurants is just bad. Uninspired! Yet I love making and eating Mex and Tex-Mex at home. And I love tomatillos!

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh no, hopefully I can find some good Tex-Mex when I’m in Cali next month! Otherwise it’ll be a Mexican Fiesta in my kitchen when I get home to get my fix in! :-)

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  3. Brittany
    October 17, 2012 at 9:20 am (2 years ago)

    I have been craving nachos SOOOO BADDD!! I hate but love you for this post!! Hate because I am FAR TOO TIRED to venture out to get the fixins and I am drooling at the pictures, but LOVE because it looks delicious and I couldn’t possible hate you!!

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  4. Kristy
    October 21, 2012 at 4:15 am (2 years ago)

    I have to watch myself around nachos- I can easily eat two hungry amigo’s worth in one sitting. These look fantastic- the tomatillos are a great addition! And you can never go wrong with quesadillas- these look great! :-)

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Ohhh I know, it’s sooo easy to munch through a whole plate load of nachos in one go, isn’t it. YUM. :-)

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  5. All That I'm Eating
    October 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm (1 year ago)

    This is great, I’ve never tried anything with tomatillos yet, your salsa sounds brilliant.

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 25, 2012 at 9:57 am (1 year ago)

      It was my first time too and I loved it! Definitely give it a try. :-)

      Reply

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