Vegan Microgreen Nachos
Confession: I'm not vegan.
My favorite foods are all plant based, I haven't eaten meat in over 17 years, and cheese kinda skeeves me these days. But earlier this week I brought over some microgreens to share with some friends who turned around and whipped up some microgreen nachos for sharing, loaded with real dairy cheese. Ordinarily, I would have passed on these, but, microgreens, you know.. I helped devour three giant plates of them, and I've had nachos on my mind ever since.
This morning the nacho craving hit me hard. Since I still have some cheese hang ups, so I went with a vegan nacho cheese sauce recipe from Veggie on a Penny. I was super impressed with the outcome, who knew potatoes, carrots, oil and some seasoning could pretty much replicate the texture, flavor, and appearance of dairy nacho cheese! Super tasty and I didn't feel heavy and weighed down like I do after eating dairy. Win!
I loaded my nachos up with leafy greens, green onions, jalepeno, tomato, avocado, tempeh, and last but not least, my Premium Spicy Blend microgreens, a mix of Purple Sango radish, red cabbage, and Crimson Tide mustard micros. Other topping ideas you could get down with: pico de gallo, onions, hot sauce, olives, guacamole, fresh corn, beans, or whatever your favorite vegetable is. Creativity>Authenticity
Putting it all together:
- 1/2 cup or more of Veggie on a Penny's nacho sauce
- Tortilla chips, I used a combo of blue and yellow corn
- 1/2 cup finely chopped leafy greens
- 1/2 avocado, diced
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/3 jalapeno, finely diced
- 2 green onions, finely sliced
- half a brick of tempeh, cubed, hit with a few dashes of Bragg's liquid aminos
- 2-3 oz of your favorite microgreens. I used our Premium Spicy Blend.
Get all your ingredients ready, then layer, layer, layer. No one likes those dry chips at the bottom of the plate after all the toppings are gone. Put down a handful of chips, drizzle your nacho sauce, then pile with heaps of veggies and microgreens. Repeat: chips, sauce, veg, micros, until you're looking at a huge plate of nachos. Serves 2-3 as an appetizer, or in my case, one really hungry microgreen addict. Bon appetit!
If you make this, please leave us a comment telling us what you think, and don't forget to tag your pictures #addictedtomicrogreens so we can all see what you made!