Who doesn’t love nachos? Perhaps it’s not the healthiest meat-free Monday challenge, but there are ways to cut down on the fat. First, by baking your own chips. Second, cut the cream sauce with water or non-dairy milk, or omit it all together. Finally, load up on heathy salsa!

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I usually don’t cook with aluminum foil, but I was in a pinch. There isn’t any scientific evidence that cooking or storing food in foil is bad for you, but I still try to avoid using it.

Nacho’s

Black Beans

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion. chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 C. water or low-sodium veggie stock, divided
  • 1 T. mexican spice mix, or cumin
Add a small amount of water (about 2 T) and onion. Water-sauté for about 4 minutes and add garlic. Cook for another minute until garlic is fragrant. Add black beans. Cook down until desired consistency. Set aside.
Homemade Tortilla Chips
  • 5 corn tortillas
  • 1 T. neutral oil, or spray
  • salt
Spray both sides of tortilla with oil. Cut tortillas in strips or triangles. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Watch carefully! They can burn easily. They also get crispier as they cool. Dust with salt and chili powder, optional.
Vegan Sour Creme
  • 1/2 vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 T water or non-dairy milk
  • 1 t. lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a squeeze bottle and shake vigorously.
Salsa Fresco
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced or grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 C. cilantro, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together.
Assemble Nachos and top with your favorite hot sauce, or El Pato enchilada salsa, salsa fresco, and smashed avocado.

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