Okay, so my resolution to help everyone else ruin theirs was to do 31 posts in 31 days. Fortunately, my resolution was not to release one post per day or else my resolution would be undeniably broken since you may notice January 11th is empty. However, I did release two posts today.
The worst part is that I had the post done, it was just in a draft form. Oh well, life, goes on right into today’s lesson: vegan nachos.
All things considered, vegan nachoes maybe the healthiest thing that comes out of this month in terms of the amount of bad stuff you might consume. Still, I have done my darndest to make sure the recipe is packed full of things which are delicious enough to qualify this as comfort food.
Now, I know what you are thinking…vegan nachos? If you have hung around the site at all, you know I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve for vegan ground beef (Fantastic Foods taco meat) or chicken (Match Foods). Still, nachos are known for one thing: cheese. How can you have cheese without animal products? Fortunately, in my post on Nutritional Yeast, I provide the answer using How It All Vegan!: Irresistible Recipes for an Animal-Free Diet‘s Eazy Breezy Cheezy Sauce that we will kick up a bit.
After that, it is a simple matter of adding some vegan refried beans (hello Fantastic!), some olives, tomatoes, and some other goodies and we are ready to rock some nachos.
Vegan Nachos Go!
You will need:
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 2 tomato, diced and seeded, divided
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 box or 1 can of refried beans
- A double recipe of Eazy Breezy Cheezy Sauce
- 1 Seven (7) ounce can green chilies
- 1 bag vegan tortilla chips (see Notes)
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 can black olives
- 1 Jar store bought salsa
The nachos will be topped with guacamole. To make it, add the avocados, tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt to a bowl. Mash the avocados with a fork and mix well to incorporate.
Make the refried beans according to the package instructions or heat in the microwave before adding to the chips.
Prepare the Eazy Breezy Cheezy Sauce according to the recipe, but double everything. Also, in step 3 of the recipe (letting the sauce thicken), add the green chilies and diced jalapeno.
To build the nachos, lay the chips on a platter. Add the beans on top of the chips and then the cheese sauce. Add the other tomato and the olives on top of the cheese. Top with a scoop of guac and vegan sour cream if you can find it.
- Look carefully at the ingredients in your chips. Most of them have whey and are not vegan.