Hominy Nachos

Serves 6 / A laid-back presentation and vibrant flavors make this vegetable side dish a perfect accompaniment for the stew or for a casual meal of sandwiches.

1 19-ounce can whole hominy (corn kernels, hulls removed), drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, preferably yellow
1 cup green or red salsa, or a mixture

1. Arrange hominy, beans, and cheese in even layers on a microwave-safe platter. Microwave at full power for 21/2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Spoon salsa over top.

Recipe adapted and reprinted with permission from Almost From Scratch by Andrew Schloss (Simon & Schuster, 2003).