Nachos

Hey it’s Superbowl time again, I am guessing that some of you are going to a game day party or watching it at home. I myself am not a big football fan, but will attend a party if invited just to enjoy my friends company and have some good eats. 😉 I love nachos! I don’t know too many people that don’t enjoy a good plate of cheesy, stacked nachos. Since regular cheese is not on my menu plan these days, I decided to try something different. I love the internet, I typed in vegan nachos and I got at least 20 different types of vegan nacho recipes. I decided to try the creamy vegan cheese sauce I found on Hot For Food‘s blog. I of course changed some of the ingredients and measurements as I always do, but I never would have thought to put carrots and potato in my cheese sauce!! So sneaky……I almost don’t feel guilty about eating half this tray….It’s mostly veggies right?!  These nachos are also loaded with protein, not only are black beans a good source of protein they contain lots of fibre as well.  If you love sour cream but what to skip the dairy then cashew cream is for you, cashews are a great source of protein and contain good healthy fats as well as magnesium and zinc.  You can find the recipe for cilantro cashew cream here. I hope you all have a great Sunday! 🙂

Cilantro Cashew Cream

Game Day Nachos

Dairy Free Deliciously Healthified Nachos
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Recipe type: Nachos
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag organic tortilla chips
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup of fresh salsa
  • 2 tbs fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small tin of black olives
  • ½ cup of cilantro cashew cream (recipe in blog link)
  • Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 cup of chunky cooked potatoes
  • ½ cup sliced cooked carrot
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1½ tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 shot glasses of water
Instructions
  1. First make the "cheese" sauce, blend all of the cheese sauce ingredients in your blender until sooth. If you want to thin it out a bit, add more water. Heat the sauce in a pot on the stove on medium to low heat for 3-5 minutes.
  2. You can make one layered tray of nachos or spread the chips out over 2 baking sheets, next add the cheese sauce, then beans, salsa and olives. Bake on Broil for 4-5 minutes. Make sure the rack is in the middle and watch that the chips are not burning.
  3. Take the tray out and garnish with fresh avocado chunks, cilantro cream and cilantro.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Vegan Cheese sauce

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