Making Art with Vegan Nachos! Cinco de Mayo edition

5th May 2020

Making Art with Vegan Nachos! Cinco de Mayo edition

VEGAN NACHOS!! Since we’re all snacking like crazy during this quarantine, we thought we’d give you guys a healthy version of this Mexican-American favorite!

  • Exact measurements will vary depending on how much you make.


  • Tortilla chips
    Onion Powder
    Garlic Powder
    Taco Seasoning
    3 tablespoons of Butter
    Cilantro (optional)
    Avocado (optional)
    3 tablespoons of Flour
    Vegan meat crumbles
    (or pre-cooked black beans)
    1 cup of Unsweetened Coconut Milk or Almond Milk
    Your favorite vegan cheese (Cheddar, Pepper Jack, or Taco Blend)

    First we will make a “Roux”.
    Add the butter to a pot or sauce pan on medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and mix it VERY well with the butter and cook until the mixture starts to turn slightly brown and bubbly. Add half of the vegan milk to the flour-butter mixture and mix well until there are no lumps, Then add the rest of the vegan milk. Blend well and add your vegan cheese. Mix until it’s melted together. Season the mixture to your liking with taco seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder, salt and pepper. (If your taco seasoning has salt you may not need added salt. If it becomes too thick or salty, just add more vegan milk to the mixture). To make the nacho cheese spicy, add red pepper flakes or hot sauce. Mix well and place it on low heat until it thickens to the consistency of nacho cheese. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.         
  • In a separate pan, heat up oil and sauté onions and garlic until slightly browned (do not burn the garlic). Add vegan meat (or precooked black beans) to the onions and garlic and season with taco seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder; cook until done. Place tortilla chips on an oven safe dish and warm them up in a preheated oven for just a minute or two. Take heated nachos out of the oven and pour the cheese mixture over them. Top with the vegan meat or black beans, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado. If you want to make nachos SUPREME, add pickled jalapeños and vegan sour cream. ENJOY!

  • Tag us when you make them so that we can repost you! @jeantrix