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Nachos with Watermelon Avocado Salsa

nachos with watermelon avocado salsa

Sweet meets spicy with this summertime recipe. Nachos with homemade watermelon avocado salsa. Perfect dish for our Watermelon Fiesta Party.

Nachos with Watermelon Avocado Salsa

Course: avocado, Mexican Recipes, watermelon


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  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 minced garlic clove

  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies, drained

  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion

  • 1 1/2 cups diced watermelon

  • 16 ounces fat-free refried beans

  • 11 ounces corn tortilla chips

  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream


  • Heat oven to 350° F.
  • To make salsa: In medium bowl, combine avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, chilies and red onion; toss to thoroughly mix. Add watermelon and toss gently. Set aside.
  • Over medium heat, heat beans until hot. Mash if preferred.
  • Place chips on flat, oven-proof plate or cookie sheet and top with beans and cheese. Repeat layers as desired. Heat in oven 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and chips are hot.
  • Top with salsa mixture and sour cream.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board

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