Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheese Nachos (GF)
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Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheese Nachos (GF)

These Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheese Nachos are easy to make, loaded with healthy veggies, and drenched in a genuinely stretchy and melty but dairy-free cheese.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dairy-free nachos, vegan mexican food, vegan nachos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 322kcal
Author Rhian Williams

Ingredients

For the cheese:

  • 400 g (14oz) tin of white beans, drained and rinsed (haricot beans, cannellini beans or butter beans)
  • 120 g (4oz) mochi (the hard firm mochi sold in blocks)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 heaped teaspoon miso* (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

For the mango salsa:

  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut into cubes
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 small red onion, very finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

For the guacamole:

  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

For the nachos:

  • 200 g (7oz) tortilla chips (ensure vegan/gluten-free if necessary)

Instructions

For the cheese:

  • Place the mochi in a pan with 100ml (just under 1/2 cup) water and cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes or so until mochi has melted and become sticky - until soft enough to stick gently pierce with a fork
  • Add the white beans and continue to cook for a couple of minutes until heated through
  • Turn off heat and add nutritional yeast, miso, vinegar, salt + pepper
  • Use either a blender, food processor or hand-held stick blender (this is the easiest option as you can just do it in the same saucepan) and whizz until completely smooth

For the mango salsa:

  • Place all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well

For the guacamole:

  • Place avocado in a bowl and mash with a fork
  • Add olive oil, lime juice and salt + pepper

For the nachos:

  • Lay out tortilla chips on a large serving plate
  • Reheat cheese just before serving, and pour over tortilla chips
  • Scatter over the mango salsa, add dollops of guacamole, and other toppings of choice
  • Best enjoyed immediately**

Notes

One word of caution: melted mochi is extremely sticky, so once you have removed the sauce from the pan, please soak your pan in boiling water immediately - otherwise you'll have a very tricky washing-up situation on your hands!
*If you have trouble getting hold of miso, you can substitute with soy sauce (or tamari), and add extra nutritional yeast and salt if necessary
**You can prepare the mango salsa and guacamole in advance and keep covered in the fridge. The cheese can also be prepared in advance and kept covered in the fridge - just reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the stove before eating
Other suggested toppings:
  • thinly sliced sweet red peppers
  • thinly sliced jalapeños or green chilli
  • roughly chopped coriander
  • vegan sour cream
  • sweetcorn
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal