Vegan Nachos

These are loaded with spice and flavor
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Vegan Nachos

Kat Barry

Vegan Nachos

Loaded with tons of cheese and sour cream, nachos aren't usually a vegan-friendly option. Until now. A flavorful sauce made from raw cashews, spiced up with jalapeños and jarred pimentos, makes a perfect dairy-free alternative.

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Directions

For the cashew nacho sauce

Place the cashews in a small mixing bowl and cover with water. Let soak for about 30 minutes. Then, combine all of the ingredients, including the cashew soaking water, in a food processor or blender and purée until smooth and creamy. 

Transfer to a saucepan, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking and burning, until heated through. 

For the nachos

Place a bed of chips on a serving platter. Cover with the black beans, corn, red onion, jalapeños, tomatoes, and avocado.

Pour a generous amount of hot cashew nacho sauce over the chips and toppings. Garnish with cilantro and scallion. Serve with green sauce, preferably El Yucateca. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

289 kcal

Daily value:

14%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 22 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 16 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1217 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 164 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 4 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 17 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 25 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 7 µg
  • Carotene, beta 433 µg
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Choline, total 8 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 89 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 9 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 3 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 155 µg
  • Folate, food 154 µg
  • Folate, total 155 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 288 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 46 mg
  • Niacin 7 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 242 mg
  • Phytosterols 2 mg
  • Potassium, K 614 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 124 µg
  • Selenium, Se 7 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 236 mg
  • Sugars, total 4 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 131 g
  • Zinc, Zn 4 mg
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