Say what?! That’s right. You can enjoy nachos without feeling guilty. Ricci Sorensen, joined Good Things Utah, to share her recipe for a plant-based cheese sauce that you can combine with some healthy ingredients to ward off boredom in your eating regimen.
Healthy Loaded Nachos
1 recipe of plant based cheese sauce (recipe below)
1 recipe of BBQ Jackfruit, or store bought (recipe below)
Tortilla chips, plantains or GF tortilla chips
1 can of spicy black beans, drained, heated
1/2 c. Diced Tomato
1/4 c. Diced red onion
1 avocado, or guacamole
2 T. Chopped cilantro
1/4 c. Pumpkin seeds, optional toasted
Any other toppings you enjoy!
Healthy Nacho Cheese:
1 c. Cubed potatoes
1/2 c. Sliced carrots
Place in a small saucepan cover with water and boil until fork tender. While that is boiling add the rest of the ingredients to a blender:
1/4 c. Safflower oil or sunflower oil
2 tsp. Fresh lemon juice
1-2 T. Of pickled jalapeño slices (depending on your taste for spice)
3 T. Of the jalapeño pickling liquid
1 T. Tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp. Arrowroot starch
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. Onion powder
1 T. Nutritional Yeast
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
1/4 c. Of coconut milk
After carrots, potatoes are for tender, drain and add to the blender as well. Blend until smooth!!! Keep warm in a small pot or small crockpot.
BBQ jackfruit (pulled pork)
You can buy it prepared and warm in a pan. Add 1/4 tsp of chili powder and 1/4 tsp of cumin, to give it a kick!
OR make your own:
Jackfruit Pulled Pork
Preheat oven at 400*
1 can Jackfruit, 7.9 oz.
1/2 c. Diced onion
2 T. Olive oil
2 T. Minced garlic
1/2 tsp. Liquid smoke
1/4 tsp. Sea salt
1/8 tsp. Chipotle powder
1/4 tsp. Chili powder
1/4 tsp. Cumin
1/3 c. BBQ sauce, try smoky maple
Place everything BUT the BBQ sauce in a baking dish, mix well, cool for 30 minutes. Add BBQ sauce and cook 15 more minutes. Stir well before serving.
Layer your nachos up how you like them and ENJOY!