Loaded Vegan Nachos

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So today’s post started out as a Mojito recipe…(a really good mojito recipe!)

 

Buttttt… 4 test recipes and a half of bottle of Bacardi (no judging) later and all I was craving was a big, heaping, plate of nachos. Should have seen that one coming..

 

Normally a frozen pizza would do the trick, but thanks to a marathon of Mexican recipes on the Food Network and Pinterest exploding with Cinco de Mayo –  it was nachos or bust.

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And these are SO good guys! SO yummy. And ridiculously easy. Got 20 minutes? 15 if you’re a quick chopper!

 

Plus, this is a late night/anytime snack you can feel good about indulging in!

Nachos are notorious for being loaded in unhealthy fat and calories, but with the right tweaks and substitutions you can build yourself a plate of guilt-free junk food without sacrificing all the things you love in traditional nachos. To keep calories in check I piled mine high in baked tortilla chips, fresh veggies like tomatoes and corn, healthy fats from avocados and added protein from reduced sodium black beans and Mexican style soy crumbles. The combos are endless but I really really loved the flavor profile of this particular recipe! Finished with some vegan sour cream, fresh cilantro, chopped red onion, and some fresh ground pepper – YUM!

 

Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

 

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Comments

  1. I could eat nachos 24/7. Love Cinco de Mayo because then I don’t look like a nacho freak. These look fab!

  2. These look amazing! I love nachos and they are even better when they are modified to be healthy! Love this!

  3. Um, yeah of course you were craving nachos! Next time you’re recipe testing margaritas, just give this girl a call. I’ll selflessly come help you with that. And the nacho eating. :-D

  4. You made the right decision.
    Because…I mean..these tacos.
    omg

  5. Sounds perfect! :) vegan nachos. Amazing.

  6. I’m addicted to baked tortilla chips! I can’t keep them around the house very often because I sneak a few every time I walk into the kitchen… Salty + crunchy = amazing! I haven’t used them to make nachos yet, but that’s a great idea!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Me too! I’m a big salty snack girl… very dangerous! The baked ones are delish too :)

      • My brother and I lived off of crunchy pretzel twists during grade school… We were addicted to their saltiness and could polish off a 1-lb bag by ourselves in less than 3 days!

  7. Too funny, Kristina! I’ll be waiting for that Mojito recipe! I adore nachos and your healthier version is what I should be eating…they look amazing!

    PS…thanks for your sweet comment. xo

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha it’s coming! The pictures a little iffy though… might have to do those again :)

  8. I love nachos! These look SO tasty!! YUM

  9. WOW!! Nachos are seriously my fave food EVER so I need these ASAP!!! Great recipe pretty!

    Arantha

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Thanks girl!! I LOVE nachos too! I hadn’t had them in forever either – forgot how yummy they are!

  10. Yum these look great :)

  11. No better treat than a huge plate of nachos–yum!

  12. Oh my goodness, these look INCREDIBLE. I want to stick my face in that plate now now now!

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