Nachos South Africana


Nachos South Africana Recipe

Nachos South Africana Recipe
Photo Credits Ziyaad Plaatjes


Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 7 Minutes

Total Time: 12 Minutes

Servings: 6 – 8

Recipe Credits: Ziyaad Plaatjes (


Ingredients (Nachos)

250g corn chips (we prefer Doritos sweet chilli pepper party bag)

1 onion

1 can of red kidney beans in brine

100g of cheese (preferably gouda)

1 can of braai relish

1 tablespoon of oil

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon crushed ginger and garlic

1 teaspoon extra special chilli powder


Ingredients (Guacamole)

2 ripe avocados

¼ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons lemon juice

½ teaspoon fine black pepper


Method (Nachos)

Grate cheese

Finely chop onion

Heat oil in a small saucepan on a medium heat

Place chopped onions to saucepan

Add salt, ginger and garlic, and chilli powder to saucepan

Mix onions with spices

Add kidney beans and stir well

Cook for 5 minutes or until beans are soft

Mash beans to desired consistency (we prefer it chunky)

Layer the base of a microwavable dish with corn chips

Add mashed beans on top of the layer of corn chips

Add another layer of corn chips on top of the beans

Add braai relish on top of the corn chips

Add last layer of corn chips on top of braai relish

Add grated cheese on last layer of corn chips

Place in microwave (1200w) for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted


Method (Guacamole)

Cut up avocados and place in cup

Add salt, black pepper and lemon juice

Blend all ingredients until smooth


Enjoy this dish as a delicious snack or as a side at a lockdown family picnic with a bottle of Coca-Cola Zero.


Nachos South Africana Recipe
Video Credits Ziyaad Plaatjes

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2023 CEO of the Independent Media Association of South Africa (IMASA)

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2017 Recipient of Owami Women & Brand South Africa's Play Your Part Award

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