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Spicy Salmon Nachos

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Whether for a game day munchie or a party appetizer, these Spicy Salmon Nachos are an easy to make, addicting treat!

I am an official ambassador for Chicken of the Sea. Chicken of the Sea provided me with Flavored Salmon Pouches for the purposes of this post, as well as compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.

Spicy Salmon Nachos | Cheesy chips with jalapenos, black beans and salmon #ad

Spicy Salmon Nachos

In college, we’d come home from a night out and head to the sorority dining room with a bag of tortilla chips and a hunk of cheese from the all-night mini-market. Piled on a paper plate and microwaved, we had instant nachos. They always hit the spot. Sometimes I’d eat a platter of nachos for dinner at the hole in the wall Mexican restaurant we frequented.

Those had pickled jalapenos—a definite step up. And on occasion, we’d head to a “finer” establishment where shredded chicken, refried beans and the works were offered on their version. I loved them all. So when Chicken of the Sea asked me to develop a recipe for them using their new Flavored Salmon Pouches, I had a hankering for nachos and created these spicy salmon nachos!

Spicy Salmon Nachos | Cheesy chips with jalapenos, black beans and salmon #adGame Day Food

My family does not eat when our team is actually on the field. A combination of superstition and nerves, I suppose. But these speedy nachos were whipped up during half time and served while the green and gold were off the field. Feel free to use pickled jalapenos instead of fresh for less of a bite. I pulled the jalapenos off the hubby’s portion with his delicate palate and all, and he went back for more. This is the guy who was seafood phobic for most of our marriage. If these are Bill approved, you know they are good!

Spicy Salmon Nachos | Cheesy chips with jalapenos, black beans and salmon #adChicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Pouches

If you haven’t spotted these Flavored Salmon Pouches in your local market, head on over to the nearest Kroger. This product is located in the aisle with all the other terrific Chicken of the Sea products. Plus I have a buy one get one free coupon that you can use on your first purchase. The pouches of wild salmon are super convenient as no draining is required, plus they’re packed without oil, so you’ll get the inherent, heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids without any added calories. Add a pouch or two to your grocery list so you can make these spectacular, spicy salmon nachos!

Spicy Salmon Nachos | Cheesy chips with jalapenos, black beans and salmon #ad
Spicy Salmon Nachos | Cheesy chips with jalapenos, black beans and salmon #ad

Spicy Salmon Nachos

A seafood twist on nachos featuring salmon, black beans, and jalapenos smothered with cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 Chicken of the Sea Lemon Pepper Flavored Salmon Pouch
  • 1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced or pickled jalapenos
  • 1 tablespoon diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. For each batch, layer the bottom of a cast iron skillet or another oven-proof pan with a double layer of tortilla chips. I used an 11-inch skillet.
  3. Distribute pieces of the salmon over the chips, followed by the black beans, and peppers. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  4. Bake for 8- 10 minutes or till cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 269mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 17g


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20 comments on “Spicy Salmon Nachos”

  1. I usually have a pouch of the plain Salmon in my cabinet-good stuff! The nachos sound good:@)

  2. Delicious!

    Rakel ♥

  3. That Lemon Pepper Salmon is so good, and makes for really easy lunch protein. LOVE how you used the pouches for nachos!

  4. This looks mouth-watering; great colours and I’ve not tried anything similar before so would love to give it a try! YUMMY!

  5. Fish on tacos? what a great and original idea. these look so good. just need a small salad on the side and you have a meal!

  6. I never would have thought to use salmon in nachos, you are brilliant!! This looks to die for…

  7. Any recipe with salmon will be devoured by me . . . I’ve never met (ate) a salmon recipe that I didn’t like! On nachos, wow, this is so much more healthy for all of us! Great idea, Liz!

  8. Salmon is always good! This looks delicious.

  9. I like your recipe, I would have never thought about Salmon.

  10. Very creative meal Liz! Hubby loves salmon and this is an inexpensive way to serve it.

  11. Nachos—-such quintessential SB food! I love the new take!

  12. A healthy twist on nachos… great for folks who don’t eat meat.

  13. I’m making nachos for dinner tonight! But not with salmon; just the usual although probably better than the version you ate in college! I do like the sound of those salmon pouches; not sure we can get them here but I’ll have a scout around xx

  14. Wow, so fancy! You are making my idea of nachos seem so lazy. I seriously need to try this!

  15. Only you could pull salmon nachos together. Do you lie awake at night thinking about this stuff? They do look delicious but I just tried to see where I could get them within a 50 mile area and no go (I’m in California). But, I am going to Paso Robles to shop tomorrow and will try. I am so happy you got into my site. And, Google & Co., Safari and Chrome are happy to see the added “s” at the end of the “http”. ( Incidentally, you owe me $167.32.) Go Broncos.

  16. What a perfect snack for game day!

  17. Salmon is a spectacular way to keep nachos healthy and scrumptious! Good fortune indeed that you are an Ambassador for Chicken of the Sea =)

  18. What a good idea–perfect for upcoming meatless Fridays.

  19. Unfortunately we don’t have the Chicken of the Sea here (wish we did, we’ve seen so many recipes with it), but we’ll make it work:) Excellent combination dear Liz! Thank you dear!

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