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Vegetarian Mexican Mix

A tasty and cheap vegetarian Mexican mix to serve as part of any Mexican dish (e.g. nachos)

20 mins
11 ingredients
$1.20 / person
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Vegetarian Mexican Mix


Serves = 6

  • ½ head of cauliflower
  • 1x 420g can chickpeas (no added salt)
  • 1x 420g can kidney beans (no added salt)
  • 1x 420g can salt reduced diced tomatoes
  • 1x red onion diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ lime
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

It’s this easy

  • Dice the cauliflower and red onion into small pieces
  • Heat oil on medium-high heat and add onion and garlic to cook for 1-2 minutes or until soft
  • Add cauliflower into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft, stirring as it cooks
  • Pour red kidney beans and chickpeas into a strainer and rinse
  • Add the diced tomatoes, red kidney beans and chickpeas to the pan and stir
  • Add the pepper, paprika, cumin and lime into the pan and stir
  • Lower to medium heat and cook for another 5 minutes or until heated through
  • Serve as part of your favourite Mexican dish e.g. nachos, burritos, tacos or quesadillas


  • Add other vegetables e.g. corn and capsicum


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (891kJ)
  • Protein (12.6g)
  • Total Fat (5.4g)
  • Saturated Fat (0.8g)
  • Carbohydrate (22.4g); Starch (14.8g), Sugars (7.6g), Added sugars (0.7g), Free Sugars (0.7g)
  • Dietary fibre (11.4g)
  • Sodium (241mg)
  • Calcium (130mg)
  • Iron (6.7mg)


Contains: Soy, FODMAPs.
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