Hearty Nachos Recipe


Cal/Serving: 804
Daily Value: 40%
Servings: 6

High-Fiber, Low-Carb
Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free
Vitamin A873IU17%
Vitamin C28mg46%
Thiamin (B1)7mg434%
Riboflavin (B2)7mg384%
Niacin (B3)38mg190%
Vitamin B67mg331%
Folic Acid (B9)13µg3%
Vitamin E15mg73%
Vitamin K66µg83%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated51g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated23g0%
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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.

Click here to see The Ultimate Guide to Nachos.



For the "cheese" sauce :

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 jarred or fresh roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, Bragg's liquid aminos, or low-sodium soy sauce
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup water

For the bean dip :

  • One 16-ounce can oil-free refried or pinto beans
  • 1 cup salsa, plus 1/2 cup for serving
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, parsley, or lettuce, chopped finely
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced, for serving (optional)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, for serving (optional)
  • Baked unsalted tortilla chips, for serving


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.

Recipe Details

Servings: 6
Special Designations: Vegan, Vegetarian

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