Vegan Nachos

Vegan Nachos
Kat Barry

Ingredients

For the cashew nacho sauce

  • 1 Cup  raw cashews
  • 1/3 Cup  nutritional yeast
  • 2 Teaspoons  canola oil
  • cloves garlic
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  dry mustard
  •  Dash of  onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon  turmeric
  •  Dash of  cayenne
  • jalapeños, chopped
  • 4 Ounces  jarred pimentos, drained and chopped
  •   Splash of rice or almond milk

For the nachos

  •   4-5 ounces tortilla chips, preferably organic
  •   One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cup  fresh or frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 1/4 Cup  finely chopped red onion
  • fresh jalapeños or heirloom hot peppers, sliced
  • large heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
  • ripe avocado, pitted cut into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
  • 1/4 Cup  cilantro, chopped finely, for garnish
  • 1/4 Cup  chopped scallion, for garnish
  •   Green sauce, preferably El Yucateca, for serving

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. 

Notes

 

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Nutrition

Calories per serving:

716 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

36%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 135g 208%
  • Carbs 332g 111%
  • Saturated 20g 102%
  • Fiber 96g 383%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 42g
  • Monounsaturated 70g
  • Polyunsaturated 31g
  • Protein 129g 258%
  • Sodium 3,440mg 143%
  • Calcium 415mg 42%
  • Magnesium 1,112mg 278%
  • Potassium 5,382mg 154%
  • Iron 30mg 169%
  • Zinc 34mg 225%
  • Phosphorus 2,094mg 299%
  • Vitamin A 434µg 48%
  • Vitamin C 277mg 461%
  • Thiamin (B1) 54mg 3,571%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 53mg 3,099%
  • Niacin (B3) 314mg 1,572%
  • Vitamin B6 54mg 2,703%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,005µg 251%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 86%
  • Vitamin K 149µg 186%
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