Nacho average night

Nachos - God's greatest gift to mankind. A pile of fried goodness covered with gooey deliciousness and topped with God's second greatest gift to mankind - avocado. When I became vegan I thought my days of nacho indulgence were over. But alas, some brilliant humans created cheese made from nuts and saved me from eternal distress. 

A couple of weeks ago my friends and I gathered for a nacho eating, Warriors watching root tootin' good time. We picked up 2 types of vegan cheese - Daiya (promising cheesier flavor and better melting than ever before) and Heidi Ho (made of chia seeds and veggies).  We decided to do 2 batches, because one can really never have too many nachos, and taste test both options.

And so with that, I introduce to you VEGAN NACHOS! Vegan nachos so delicious, you won't even miss the real thing. 

Melty Daiya cheese nachos

Melty Daiya cheese nachos

Creamy Heidi Ho nachos

Creamy Heidi Ho nachos

The 2 recipes were essentially identical with the exception of the cheeses. Here's what we topped our chips with, but you can use whatever tickles your pickle. 

  • Crispy, thick tortilla chips (must be nacho quality)
  • Daiya/ Heidi ho queso
  • Quinoa (does a body good)
  • Black beans
  • Fajita-style onions, bell pepper & zucchini (cumin, salt, pepper, olive oil)
  • Black olives
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • Salsa - ay ay ay!
  • Homemade guacamole

The Heidi Ho cheese was the clear winner. It was like a mildly spicy queso without the yucky feeling after eating an entire bowl of queso. Score!

Please try this at home. It is a delightful experience, especially when shared with dear friends. 

Disclaimer: It will be hard, but try to breathe between every 3-6 nachos.