Traditional Chilaquiles

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 6

Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish of fried corn tortillas simmered in a flavourful sauce, like salsa or mole. They are typically topped with cheese and other accompaniments. Try chilaquiles the next time you crave nachos for a fun twist on the classic.

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    2 cups (500 mL) salsa verde (or regular salsa)

    1 cup (250 mL) low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

    2 cups (500 mL) cooked green lentils

    to taste, salt and pepper

    6 cups (1.5 L) tortilla chips, homemade or packaged

    1/2 cup (125 mL) light sour cream

    1 lime, juiced

    1 avocado, sliced

    1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced red onion

    1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled Feta cheese

    1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro

    6 radishes, thinly sliced

    1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the salsa and broth. Stir in lentils and warm through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Add tortilla chips to the warm lentil mixture and toss to evenly coat. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for a few minutes.
  3. Stir together sour cream and lime juice.
  4. Arrange tortilla chips on a platter. Garnish with slices of avocado, red onion, Feta, cilantro, radishes, and lime wedges. Drizzle with sour cream mixture. Serve immediately.

To make homemade tortilla chips:
1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil, divided
12 corn tortillas, cut into six wedges
to taste, salt
1 > Heat a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of oil. When it is hot, add a quarter of the tortillas. Fry them until they are golden and crispy, stirring frequently, for about 3-4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and sprinkle immediately with salt. Repeat with remaining oil and tortilla chips.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL) topping + 1 cup (250 mL) chips
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 270
  • Total Fat 12 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Carbohydrates 31 g
  • Dietary Fibre 8 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Sodium 560 mg
  • Potassium 453 mg
  • Folate 155 mcg