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Better Than Restaurant Vegan Nachos

Created date

April 29, 2016

Recipe details - RV

I have created one version of vegan nachos on the blog, but wanted to upgrade it with my Best Ever 20-minute Vegan Queso, which does a stand-up job of mocking the flavor, texture, and mouthfeel of real cheese sauce! Toppings are versatile and plenty, and if you bake your own chips, this is actually a pretty healthy snack or meal. 

Excerpted from The Minimalist Baker. Copyright © 2015 The Minimalist Baker, LLC. Photographs Copyright © 2015 The Minimalist Baker, LLC. Published by Viking Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, a Penguin Random House Company. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved. Available at Indigo.

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Prep time: 
10 minutes
Total time: 
30 minutes


20 yellow corn tortillas, cut into small wedges

Nonstick cooking oil spray (for coating tortillas)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup black beans (if unsalted, season with salt to taste)

1 batch Best Ever 20-Minute Vegan Queso, warmed

1⁄4 cup (34 grams) black olives, diced (optional)

1/4 cup (15 grams) cilantro, chopped

1⁄4 cup (27 grams) red onion, diced

1⁄2 cup (80 grams) tomato, diced

1 lime, juiced (2 Tbsp or 30ml)

pinch sea salt

1 ripe avocado

1 lime, juiced (2 Tbsp or 30ml)

pinch sea salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (skip step 01 if using store-bought chips*). Spray (or brush) tortillas with oil and season with salt. Toss to coat.

Arrange on two baking sheets. Bake in batches for 10-12 minutes, flipping once halfway through to ensure even cooking. Set aside.

To save time, use 5-6 cups store-bought tortilla chips in place of the corn tortillas.

In the meantime, heat black beans in small saucepan over medium heat. Once simmering, reduce heat to low to keep warm, stirring occasionally.

Prepare pico de gallo by adding all ingredients to bowl. Toss to combine.

Add guacamole ingredients to small bowl. Mash to combine. Taste and adjust flavor.

Add chips to large serving platter and top with queso, black beans, black olives (optional), pico de gallo, guacamole, and any other desired toppings, such as cilantro, salsa, or hot sauce.


pico de gallo