Daily Vegan Lunch for 28 June, 2013: Best Ever Vegan Nachos

If you love nachos but don’t love that the average small plate of them has 19 grams of fat and 400 calories, this recipe is for you. Oats and roasted red pepper replace cow’s milk fat so there are way less calories and no suffering for any mommy or baby cows. The sauce doesn’t clump in nasty, greasy little brownish balls like the nacho cheese sauce I remember as a child, instead it remains smooth and yummy even if you refrigerate it.

This recipe can also be used to make fantastic Vegan Bacon Cheese Fries or Vegan Mac & Cheese (leave out the taco seasoning).

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INGREDIENTS:

About 1.5 cups corn chips per serving
Jalapeno peppers from a can or jar
Chopped tomatoes
Vegan sour cream (I used a tablespoon of Tofutti vegan cream cheese thinned with a tablespoon of water)
Chopped onions
Black olives (I did not have them)

OAT CHEESE INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup roasted red pepper (I use organic roasted red pepper from a jar from the Italian section of the grocery store)
1/2 a lemon’s juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons taco seasoning OR 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic
Tabasco or Sriacha, to taste

2 teaspoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch

DIRECTIONS:

Cook 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1 cup water for 3 minutes in the microwave, stirring at 1 minute and 30 seconds. Combine thin oatmeal with all other sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until very smooth, up to 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a small pan on the stovetop. Cook at medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens. Cheese sauce is now ready for nachos.

2 thoughts on “Daily Vegan Lunch for 28 June, 2013: Best Ever Vegan Nachos

  1. […] awesome vegan cheese recipe is very low calorie and almost zero fat. The bacon cheese fries you see here contain zero […]

  2. […] to be serving Vegan Pizza By the Slice at the Bake Sale and Non-Dairy Nachos most likely using the Best Ever Vegan Nachos recipe.  Also there will be the usual array of cookies, muffins, banana bread, etc.  It’s really […]

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