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Machos Nachos (South African version of Mexican :P)




You would need:


2 large packets of Nachos (whatever flavour you like) (we're talking crisps here)

2 tins of diced tomatoes (Mexican flavour) of if you don't have that, bottle of salsa

2 tubs crumbly cottage cheese (not smooth!) - must be the plain kind

cheddar cheese to grate over the top

Jalapenos for on top (if you're a woosie who doesn't like chilies, don't eat Mexican :P)


Preheat oven to about 180 Celsius / 356 F

Open a small corner of each packet of nachos. Put it down on a hard surface, then smack it like it's your boss. That just flattens them a bit so they don't poke your mouth out :P

Take an oven pan, spray it (Spray & Cook, or whatever you guys use) so stuff doesn't stick to it. Pour the nachos in and spread evenly. Pour 1 + 2/3 of the tomatoes over and spread evenly (reserve the rest). Spread the cottage cheese over. Sprinkle very very generously with grated cheddar cheese. Decorate to taste with Jalapenos.

Stick in the oven till the cheese starts to melt. If it's taking too long and you're drooling, put the grill on. It must be warmed through, though.


Have with Guacamole:

2 ripe avocadoes

the rest of the tomatoes / salsa

salt & pepper

cilantro / coriander leaves / dhania

lemon juice (about 1/2 to 1 whole lemon)


Don't bother to peel the avos - just slice them open lenghtways and pop the pip out. Take a teaspoon and scoop / scrape the avo out with that (saves on mashing it, you see!). Season with salt, pepper, cilantro, the tomatoes and lemon juice to taste. Just stir it all together with a fork, unless you have texture issues, then you can blitz it up or something.



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:). Gonna try it!


This is awesome with tortilla chips.


1/4 cup Mayonnaise

2 tablespoon lime juice

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 can (19 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained

1 cup quartered grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped red onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)


Combine Mayonnaise, lime juice and cumin in medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


I throw some kosher salt or sea salt in to taste. Sometimes I add green pepper sauce to kick it up a notch. Right before serving you can throw in some avocado.

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Yes. It's actually good if you let it sit a while in the refrigerator so the flavors can blend. Then stir and enjoy. I've made it with BBQ corn too. Grill the corn and then cut the kernels off.


Eat as is with tortilla chips.

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