Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Vegan nachos


Use however many- or few- tortilla chips as you like, but be generous with the toppings!
Today was the perfect opportunity to put into practice an idea we had earlier this week: nachos! They are a great "fun" lunch for the holidays and just the mention of nachos will put a smile on the dourest of faces- especially when the recipients are vegan and have not been able to enjoy them since they gave up cheese. Here's how to make everyone happy:
Make a decent vegan nacho cheese sauce- regular readers will know that we eschew bought vegan hard "cheeses" as they are inevitably highly processed and contain fillers like potato starch. Use plain salted tortilla chips rather than those with artificial flavourings. (Or you could use kale chips instead if you want to keep it raw). Serve with a range of toppings, including guacamole/ avocado, your favourite salsa, salad, olives, plain soya yoghurt or even refried beans. Scroll down below this picture to see exactly what to do and get the recipes for the accompaniments:


Plain salted tortilla chips
Sliced avocado or guacamole- recipe here 
Awesome vegan nacho cheese sauce- recipe here - just make it a little runnier with some more water
Your favourite salsa- recipe suggestion here
Refried beans if you like- instructions here for lower fat version 
Some olives, salad, soya yoghurt, cashew cheese etc.
  • Chop any salad veggies/ avocado ready. (Sprinkle lemon juice on avocado slices to stop them browning.)
  • Using a balloon whisk for extra smoothness, make the nacho cheese sauce.
  • Put the salsa together.
  • Have any other accompaniments made up and on hand.
  • Arrange the chips on a plate and drizzle on plenty of cheese sauce. You can leave them cold or use a microwave or grill to heat them gently- but be careful not to dry the sauce out.
  • Serve covered with or accompanied by all the other stuff, and dig in!


This post also goes to Simply Food's  Flavours of Mexico Event, hosted by Jagruti's cooking Odyssey

7 comments:

  1. wow..what a treat, perfect for my tastebuds. Thank you for sending it to my event.

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  2. I've never thought about using kale chips as being a completely raw dish. Interesting tip, and thanks! I love Mexico, it is an amazing country to explore, including D.F., Mexico City! What's funny is that in local cities in Mexico, you don't see nachos dishes :( but a lot in America :)

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  3. Maybe nachos, although made with Mexican ingredients, are not traditional? I love Mexican food, and would love to visit there one day. With the kale chips, I think it would be best to keep the toppings separate rather than pile them on top, as they are thin and could get soggy!I discovered chia fresca a couple of months ago and posted about that if you're interested.

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  4. What a tasty idea... I love avocado :)

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  5. I love this kind of dish, though I make mine with cheese not the vegan version. I Found your blog through the Mexican food challenge, I am not a vegan but a vegetarian and am so excited to have found your blog. Going to have a good nosy round now.

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    1. Nice to know you too :) hope you enjoy our blog.

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