I had a long drive home tonight, and it’s these long drives that give me time to mentally create a yummy dinner recipe. I made another batch of that yummy smoked paprika cheese sauce and have been wanting to make nachos with it. Tonight was the night for plant strong nachos. You can adjust the recipe based on whatever you have on hand and what you like on your nachos.
I made the ‘chips’ out of some no oil corn tortillas that I cut into triangles, sprayed with a little lime juice and dusted with Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning. After baking the chips until crispy, I then build my nachos. I’ve decided there aren’t many ‘rules’ to building nachos, but anything really fresh like lettuce or tomatoes should go on top of the cheese. Tonight I put some diced cooked potato, black beans, defrosted roasted corn, defrosted pepper blend and red onions on top of the chips. I then covered them in the gooey cheese sauce. I topped it with chopped tomato and lettuce. WOW…what a dish! It was so yummy, creamy and crunchy…it was perfect. You could add salsa, but I did not want that much heat. Next time I’m going to try them with brown rice tortillas. It was a very filling dish.
Measurements are approximate
Kirsten’s Plant Strong Potato Nachos
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning, or any other spicy seasoning
lime juice (optional)
4 corn tortillas (or any whole grain, no oil added tortilla)
1 potato cooked, diced small
Black beans (drained and rinsed, I keep some in the freezer)
Defrosted roasted corn
Defrosted frozen pepper blend
Red onion, diced
lettuce or greens, shredded or sliced thin
Smoked Paprika Cheese Sauce (http://www.cookingwithplants.com/course/vegan-cheese/) I made it without the agar this time, so I just had sauce. (warmed in microwave a bit)
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Using a pizza cutter, cut the tortillas into various pie shaped wedges. Place on a cookie sheet (I actually place mine on a cooling rack on TOP of the cookie sheet), spray or sprinkle some lime juice on each piece (optional), dust with the Fiesta Lime Seasoning. Bake for about 10 minutes until crispy.
2. Place baked chips on a plate and sprinkle potato, beans, corn, pepper blend and red onions over the chips.
3. Pour the warmed cheese sauce over the top of the chips and toppings, try to cover each chip with some of the sauce.
4. Top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes and any other fresh toppings or salsa.
This is a messy dish, so have plenty of napkins on hand!
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning:
Baked Chips on the plate:
Add toppings and potato
Top with the yummy cheese sauce:
Finally, top with fresh toppings: