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Loaded Spiced Tofu Nachos with Peppers and 'Cheese' Sauce
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These vegan nachos are piled high with meaty tofu crumbles, crispy lettuce, roasted bell peppers, salsa, creamy guac and a vegan cheese sauce. Gluten-free and oil-free, yet so satisfying and delicious! -@ellielikescooking

Recipe

Prep time 30mins
Cook time 10mins
Yield: Serves or Makes 2
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For the Tofu Crumbles

ingredients

  • 1 (14 ounce) block firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

For the Vegan Cheese Sauce

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight or in hot water for 1-2 hours
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 large russet potato, steamed
  • 1 carrot, chopped and steamed

For the Guacamole

ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For Assembly

ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 4 corn tortillas, cut into 1/6ths

To Make the Tofu Crumbles

Method

  • Step 1

    Crumble tofu into a bowl. Add in spices and mix. Let the tofu marinate in the spices for at least 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    When ready to cook the tofu, heat a pan over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and a splash of water. Cook until onions start to turn translucent, then add in tofu and mix well. Continue to cook for a few more minutes until tofu is heated. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

To Make the Vegan Cheese Sauce

Method

  • Step 1

    Make sure the potatoes and carrots are fully cooked and soft. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Add more plant milk if needed to thin. Taste and add salt if needed.

To Make the Guacamole

Method

  • Step 1

    Mash avocado in a bowl. Add in remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

To Make the Roasted Bell Peppers

Method

  • Step 1

    Slice bell peppers. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Then either cook in air fryer at 375°F for about 10 minutes, or roast in the oven at 400°F for about 20 minutes (keep an eye on them and flip halfway to prevent the bottoms from burning).

To Make the Tortilla Chips

Method

  • Step 1

    Place cut tortillas into an air fryer a 350°F for about 10 minutes, checking after 5 minutes and shaking the basket to move the tortillas around. Continue to heat until crispy. OR bake in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

To Assemble

Method

  • Step 1

    Place tortilla chips on a large plate. Top with lettuce, tofu crumbles, roasted veg, guacamole, salsa, and drizzle with cheese sauce. Dig in and enjoy!

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