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Vegan Nachos w/ Homemade "queso"


Vegan queso Ingredients:

Produce:

1.5 Cups of white potatoes (chopped)

3/4 Cups of carrots (chopped)

1/4 cup of diced onions

1/4 cup of diced bell peppers

4 cloves of minced garlic (separated)

Pantry:

1/3 cup of nutritional yeast

3 Tbsp of oil

1 Tbsp of tomato paste

Refrigerator:

1 cup of Ripple Original Unsweetened Milk

1 Tbsp of Plant based butter

1 cup of violife cheddar shreds

1 cup of water

Seasonings:

1 tsp of vegetable bouillion

2 tsp of garlic powder

2 tsp of onion powder

2 tsp of McCormick garlic jalapeño

1 tsp of cumin

1 tsp salt

Optional: 1 - 2 Tbsp of pickled jalapeños

Instructions:

#1 - Fill a medium pot with about 4 cups of water, add chopped potatoes & carrots, season water with salt and bring to a boil. Let the contents boil until both the potatoes and carrots are tender. Drain & set aside

#2 - In a small sauce pan, add butter and 2 cloves of minced garlic and saute on medium heat until garlic becomes fragrant. Add milk and cheese shreds to pan and cook until mixture resembles a cheese sauce (set aside)

#3 - In a small frying pan, saute onions, peppers, & remaining garlic on medium heat until veggies become translucent

#4 - Add oil, potatoes, carrots, sautéed veggies, nutritional yeast, seasonings, tomato paste & cheese sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. If mixture is still too thick, slowly add water & blend until you reach your desired consistency

#5 - Give the queso a taste, and add additional seasonings to reach your desired flavoring. Set aside until ready to heat & serve

Vegan Nachos

Ingredients:

Produce:

2 cloves of minced garlic

1/4 cup of diced onions

Pantry:

1 can of black beans

1 cup of cooked quinoa

1 Tbsp of oil

Seasonings:

1/2 packet of taco seasoning

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

Additional ideas for nacho toppings:

Tomatoes

Scallions

Cilantro

Guacamole

Refried beans

Black olives

Sour cream (regular or plant based)

Salsa

Jalapeños

Taco Sauce

Instructions:

#1 - In a large sauce pan, saute garlic & onions with oil on medium heat until the mixture becomes fragrant

#2 - Add cooked quinoa, black beans & seasonings and stir until well combined. Give the mixture a taste & adjust seasonings if needed. Set aside until ready for serving

#3 - Build nachos using the quinoa & black bean mixture along with some of the queso (that has been warmed up). Then top with your favorite nacho toppings & ENJOY!


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