Loaded Vegan Nachos -- A dairy-free recipe made with a creamy walnut cheese sauce, homemade tortilla chips, and lentil taco meat for the ultimate plant-based appetizer.
I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
We interrupt this regularly scheduled A Little Somethin' Sunday post to bring you the latest and greatest creation from the Sinful Nutrition kitchen that is FREAKIN NUTS.
...like literally. There's nuts all up in these nachos' bid-ness.
This month's Recipe Redux partner contest was with California Walnuts, meaning it was time to get extra nutty with my food puns and peculiar culinary concoctions.
I have to be honest about a few things here. This is
possibly ABSOLUTELY the most complicated recipe on the blog, and is one of the reasons I could never fully be vegan. It's freakin hard. And like..because ice cream exists. Durr.
Now I've heard of the whole cashew craze, where errbody and their vegan third cousin is blending them into every creamy liquid dream. So I wanted to be an equal opportunity ally, and fully support how versatile walnuts can be for any kinda meal, and it's desire to be transformed into a cheesy alternative.
Plus they're loaded with fiber and omega-3's, meaning they're good for the tummy and the brain..which we all know is the fastest route to my heart. Haven't you ever notices walnuts kinda look like a brain anyway?
And what goes better with cheese sauce than NACHOS?! Fully locked & loaded nachos at that. I'll tell you what. MORE WALNUTS. They're in the meat. They're in the cheese. They're in my mouth.
Money-Saving Tips for these Loaded Vegan Nachos:
- Buy in bulk. Purchasing more expensive ingredients like nuts or seeds in the bulk section can be more cost effective. Plus, you can buy just as much as you need.
- Make your own. Making your own tortilla chips is not only easy, but super affordable. You can even make them in the microwave!
- Use store brands. Utilize store brands for basic ingredients like spices for a less expensive option that doesn't sacrifice flavor or quality.
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