Nachos definitely would not win the “Healthiest Snack” award with it’s deep fried chips, and greasy cheese sauce. Make a few adjustments, though, and you have yourself a satisfying meal and a great party snack.

Dairy-Free Nacho Cheeze Sauce

~This sauce is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and, of course, sugar-free! 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 3 hours and drained
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, soaked for 3 hours and drained
  • 5 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk (like almond milk. Water can probably be substituted, but I would use only 1/4 cup and then add more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, preferably himalayan
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • dash cayenne, optional for spicy sauce

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or strong blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if needed to reach desired consistency. I used my magic bullet for this recipe.

You can store the extra sauce in an airtight container. The recipe makes one cup of sauce. Tomorrow, I’ll give you another use for the sauce!

Assemble Supreme Nachos:

You can simply dip some chips in the sauce right now, or you can make these Supreme Nachos.

  1. Preheat Oven to Broil setting.
  2. On a baking sheet lay out a few handfuls of your favorite tortilla chips.
  3. Top nachos with optional Hot toppings:
    1. Black beans, Chickpeas, Pinto beans, or Refried beans
    2. Organic Ground Beef, shredded chicken, or pork
    3. Sauteed Veggies (onions, peppers)
  4. Drizzle Nachos with Dairy-Free Cheeze Sauce
  5. Broil for a few minutes until golden brown. It took my oven about 5 minutes.
  6. Top with optional Cold Toppings:
    1. Sliced Black Olives
    2. Cucumbers
    3. Shredded lettuce or spinach
    4. Cilantro
    5. Homemade Salsa or chopped tomatoes and onions
    6. Guacamole
  7. Serve and Devour!

THOUGHT-PROVOKING, MIND-PRODDING QUESTION OF THE DAY:

What would you top your Supreme Nachos with? Give me some fun ideas!

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13 Responses to Dairy-Free Nachos

  1. oh YUM. Nachos are my extreme weakness. Well tortilla chips in general. In fact I’m snacking on some spicy blue corn chips as I type this. I would top mine with some shredded chicken, sliced avocado, and squeeze some lime over it!

  2. I’ve been craving nachos covered in cheeze and these look soooooo good! If I weren’t a poor college student I would definitely make this sauce. Why must nuts be so expensive?!

  3. What a creative recipe!! Like Nicole above, I’m also a poor college student so nuts are not in my budget range :(

    But that just means that I’ll have to save this recipe for when I go home :D

  4. Looks yummy! I haven’t tried my hand at making a “cheeze” sauce because it seems kinda complicated, but it sure looks good!

  5. These look incredible! I love making cheese sauces with nooch! Tastes so good :)

  6. Amazing! mmm I would top them with red kidney beans, sauteed zucchini & onions.

  7. Yay! I love making over recipes that we would usually only eat once in a while so that they are healthier and can be more ‘regularly eaten’ (ahem not daily, or maybe daily…). Thanks for this! Also going on my Pinterest for SURE!

  8. Casey says:

    Mmm…those look really yummy! I love healthified nachos. And regular nachos. :) I’m an equal-opportunity nacho eater.

  9. these sound fabulous I love nachos but never have tried a dairy free version!

  10. that is one fabulous and healthy snack!

  11. These look great! I love that you used a nut cheese instead of the processed store bought cheese. I can’t wait to try!

  12. Mega says:

    Ahh, I;ve been craving nachos lately, and i don’t know why- for the past 1 1/2 years of veganism, I haven’t even thought about them!
    I’ll give this recipe a try, and it seems super easy to make raw just by using raw crackers instead of chips!

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