Vegan Nachos and Strawberry Mango Margaritas

Nachos

I love nachos so much I could eat them everyday. Instead, I reserve them for Saturday nights along with a pitcher of homemade margaritas. Each of these recipes is really just assembling ingredients – no real cooking required – so they are quick, easy, and oh so delicious! With Cinco de Mayo landing on a Wednesday this year, I think I may have to break my Saturday night only rule. 

Vegan Nachos

Our take on the classic bar-food nachos.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Nachos, Plantbased, Vegan
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces tortilla chips we like to mix blue corn and white corn tortilla chips
  • 1 cup black beans, drained
  • 1 plantbased chipotle sausage, crumbled or roughly chopped we like Fieldroast
  • 2 cups dairy-free cheddar shreds we like Miyoko's and Follow Your Heart
  • ¼ cup dairy-free smoked cheddar cheese, crumbled, optional we like Miyoko's
  • ½ cup plantbased sour cream we like Tofutti
  • ½ large avocado, sliced or cubed
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • On a baking sheet or oven-safe dish or platter create a layer of tortilla chips
  • On top of the layer of chips add half of the black beans and half of the chipotle sausage, evenly dispersing each
  • Top the first layer with about one third of the cheddar shreds
  • Crumble half of the smoked cheddar over the layer
  • Repeat entire process to create a second layer, finishing off with all remaining cheese
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and the chips are golden brown
  • Immediately top with the sour cream, avocado, cilantro, and jalapeno slices
  • Serve with salsa and guacamole

Strawberry Mango Margaritas

Fruit puree and tequila come together in the most delicious way.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mango, Mango Margaritas, Maragaritas, Plantbased, Strawberry, Strawberry Margaritas, Tequila, Vegan
Servings: 1 pitcher

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen strawberries, partially thawed
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mango, partially thawed
  • 2-3 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2-3 limes juiced
  • 1 lemon juiced optional
  • 6 ounces good quality silver tequila optional, this recipe makes a great alcohol-free margarita too.
  • 3 cups ice

Garnish

  • 4 tbsp flaky sea salt optional
  • lime slices optional

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients, except garnish, until smooth. More ice can be added if desired.

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