|Delicious dairy-free, meat-free, wheat-free nachos|
The Super Bowl is coming up soon and while some of you really care about who's in it and who wins it, I'm on team Super Bowl Snacks, which win every time. I'm a big fan of tortilla chips, and an even bigger fan of dousing said chips with tasty Mexican condiments. Condiment doused tortilla chips a la nachos feature ooey gooey cheesy sauce, and since I'm trying to veganize recipes where I can, I've replaced the cheese with this healthier, tastier "Low-Fat Chipotle Nacho Sauce" from Miyoko Schinner, author of Artisan Vegan Cheese.
My go-to chips are the white corn, all natural ones that you can find at the supermarket for $1-$2/bag. Place a handful or two of these on a dinner plate or platter.
Spoon some beans* over the chips.
Spoon some fresh cooked corn (off the cob + grapeseed oil, s&p) over the beans.
Spoon fresh salsa (Roma tomatoes, scallions, garlic, lime juice, hot sauce, s&p) and diced avocado over the top of the sauce.
Garnish with fresh cilantro, unless you hate cilantro.
Grab your favorite big game beverage, lots of napkins, and start scooping. Score!!
*I used a mixture of black beans and blackeyed peas, cooked in water and fresh garlic.
|Low-Fat Chipotle Nacho Cheese Sauce by Miyoko Schinner|
(created by Miyoko Schinner)
1 cup cooked/mashed butternut squash (I used delicata)
3/4 cup plain, unsweetened (this is key) coconut or soy yogurt
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown or white onion, quartered
5 Tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 cup raw cashews
3 Tbsp. tapioca flour
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, divided in 1/2
1 tsp. salt or 1 Tbsp. miso paste
Combine the squash, yogurt, water, onion, nutritional yeast flakes, cashews, tapioca flour, 1/2 the chipotle pepper, and salt in a blender, and process until smooth and creamy.
Pour the mixture into a 2 quart saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick and gooey. Taste and add the remaining chipotle for more heat, and also additional salt if necessary.
Whisk until you get that great, thick but slightly runny, ooey, gooey nacho sauce consistency and then pour over the already assembled nacho ingredients.
(Note: Leftover sauce made a delicious, quick mac 'n cheeze.)
Be sure to check out www.melissas.com for lots of delicious, healthy, game day ideas!