Nacho Salad

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This nacho salad has a layer of shredded ice-berg lettuce on the bottom, topped with spicy salsa and then melted cheese on top. Enjoy with nacho chips...
  • PREP TIME: 20 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 5 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 4 persons
Nacho Salad


  • Salad:
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Handful sliced olives
  • Handful sliced jalapenos
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour Cream:
  • 1 packet Milk pack cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ tablespoon salt
  • Salsa:
  • 4 tomatoes (red, firm, roughly chopped)
  • 1 large onion (roughly chopped and soaked in salty water for ½ an hour)
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • Handful coriander
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • Quarter cup ketchup
  • Red Chili Flakes - according to taste
  • Salt – according to taste


  • 1. Method for salsa:
  • 2. Roughly chop tomatoes, onions, green chilies, garlic, and coriander.
  • 3. Add them in a chopper and pulse for a few seconds till chunky. It should not turn into a smooth paste so pulse carefully.
  • 4. Mix ketchup,salt and red chili flakes in it. Set aside.
  • 5. Method for sour cream:
  • 6. Add the cream, lemon juice and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  • 7. Method for final dish:
  • 8. Take out an oven/microwave dish
  • 9. First layer the iceberg on the bottom, then the lettuce. Top with olives and jalapenos. Spread the salsa mixture and then add sour cream.
  • 10. Finally, top it with cheddar and mozzarella cheese
  • 11. Microwave the dish for 2-3 minutes so that the cheese melts.
  • 12. Serve immediately with nachos and enjoy.


The tomato salsa can be made 1-2 days in advance and kept in the refrigerator. However, do not leave the assembled dish out for too long. A variety of nachos’ brands are available at super-markets like Agha’s, Naheed, Tee-Emm Mart etc. Photo credits to Kiran Afzal.
Shireen Ahad
Shireen Ahad For more recipes from the author, click here I am a mother of four children and consider my hobby of cooking food as my fifth child. All five need, love, care, nurturing and great understanding. I run a home catering business by the name of Spices and other than that I enjoy crocheting.
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