I lived in Dallas for a few months this past fall and we found an amazing Vegan diner (Spiral Diner) that served nachos. Since giving up dairy, cheese is something I find myself missing here and there, mostly in the form of NACHOS!! We ordered this dish and it was AMAZING. I saw that the cheese was made with cashew and vowed to myself to remake it for myself when I got home.
Thankfully I got a recipe that doesn't involve soaking overnight and was the quickest prep time (score!) Oh, and the cheese is only 5 stinking ingredients. WIN
This recipe gives you a BIG batch of cashew cheese (which is only 600 calories, I don't suggest eating it in one sitting because I did and I'm full as a bull). Store it and reheat it or use for different things.
Cashew Cheese recipe :
Red Bell Pepper
1/2 cup cashews raw (unsalted/not roasted )
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 cup of chunky salsa
2-3 tbsp of Nutritional yeast
The only need to soak the cashews is if you don't have a high speed blender. If you have them, only soak them while you're getting out and prepping your other ingredients. If you have a slower blender soak them for a few hours beforehand
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
For nachos: heat cheese in a saucepan to your liking. Drizzle over vegan tortilla chips and add any other nacho favorites (black beans, avocado, cilantro, peppers, etc!) Serve and ENJOY.
This could also be enjoyed as a queso dip, but I like the variety of flavors in the nacho.
Be prepared to want this everyday for the rest of your life! I had to smack my mom's hand from eating it all!
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