Hearty Nachos

Hearty Nachos
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Hearty Nachos

Julieanna Hever

Hearty Nachos

These nachos are a meal in and of themselves. You can also use the versatile cheese sauce on potatoes, raw or cooked vegetables, and cooked whole grains and legumes.

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Directions

For the "cheese" sauce

In a bowl, soak the cashews in water for at least 30 minutes and then rinse them. In a blender, combine the all of the ingredients. Blend on high until smooth and set aside.

For the bean dip

Combine the beans, salsa, and chili powder in a medium-sized saucepan and place over medium heat. Continue to stir while the mixture heats through. Once the beans are smooth, remove from the heat.

Spread the bean dip evenly onto the bottom of a medium-sized serving bowl or baking dish. Smooth the surface and scatter the cilantro over the beans. Pour some or all of the cheese sauce on top of the cilantro. (You can serve the extra cheese sauce on the side for the rest of the meal or for dipping.) Serve with the extra salsa, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, if using, and chips.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

196 kcal

Daily value:

10%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 26 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 7 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 600 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 36 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 10 mg
  • Vitamin D 17 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Caffeine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 84 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 26 µg
  • Carotene, beta 252 µg
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Choline, total 5 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 60 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 3 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 52 µg
  • Folate, food 15 µg
  • Folate, total 50 µg
  • Folic acid 24 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 66 µg
  • Lycopene 264 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 33 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 115 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 247 mg
  • Retinol 11 µg
  • Selenium, Se 8 µg
  • Sodium, Na 351 mg
  • Starch 4 g
  • Sugars, total 9 g
  • Theobromine 40 mg
  • Water 64 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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