Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a collection of recipes which were posted daily for a period of ten years from 2008 to 2018. We have over 3,000 delicious recipes that we invite you to try. The recipes can be accessed in our recipe file by category or you can use the search engine.

Recipe Search

Veggie Nachos


I had some leftover roasted yams and was looking to make a quick lunch that has since become a favorite. It may surprise some, how nachos this healthy can be so delicious! 

  • 2 small yams, cubed small
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, pepper and cumin, some good shakes of each
  • 1 - 2 cups canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup corn, steam cooked
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
  • fresh cilantro or parsley and lime 
  1. Drizzle peeled and cubed yams with oil and season. Roast at 400 F until tender, about 30 - 40 minutes. Add black beans for last few minutes to heat.
  2. Remove from oven and stir in corn and salsa. (you can also roast corn along with yams, adding half way through)
  3. Top with freshly chopped avocado and fresh herbs. Squeeze some lime juice on top.
  4. Serve hot with multi grain tortilla chips or your favorite nacho chips.
Note: This is a dairy free option as posted. A lime yogurt drizzle would be good on these. ( 1 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro and 1/4 teaspoon salt)


  1. This looks so good and very healthy as well. Great way to use up leftover yams!

  2. Colorful healthy food:)


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.