How to make Cheesy Vegan Nachos – Recipe and Video!

vegan cheesy nachos

I came home one evening after a long day and my roommate and her friend had just eaten dinner and saved me some leftovers. They made vegan macaroni and cheese. It only took one bite for me to realize that this cheesy concoction would be a game changer.

I used the recipe they found online, tweaked it a little and wanted to put together vegan cheesy nachos for you!

Nachos has always been one of my favorite foods and weaning of the dairy has been a struggle to say the least, but this recipe can transform some of your most plain dishes into tasty cheesy deliciousness.

The cheese is made from vegetables and has a rich, creamy and velvety texture. Check out the recipe below. I have a free printable PDF for you so you can print or keep it with you for later!

Check out the video below!


  • 1 white potato
  • 1 carrot
  • salt
  • pepper
  • nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 bell-pepper
  • cilantro
  • lemon
  • lime
  • vegan sour cream (toffuti brand)
  • cumin powder
  • tortilla chips
  • Jalapeno
  • Break Down of Ingredients
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 water


  1. After you dice all the ingredients place in a bowl and mix the following ingredients.
  2. 3/4 tomato, ½ jalapeno chile, 1/4 onion diced, 1/2 lemon squeezed, ¼ bunch of cilantro, salt and pepper to taste

Fresh Guacamole

  • In a bowl add 1 whole avocado, touch of olive oil, ¼ tomato, 1/2 lime juice, ¼ cup onion diced, ¼ bunch of cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Vegan Cheese Sauce

  1. Bring a pot filled with water to temperature
  2. Add 1/2 onion, 1 carrot and 1 white potato (peeled) and bring to boil or until soft. (cut the veggies a few times so they can become softer quicker)
  3. After that is boiled use blender to mix the rest of the ingredients below. I use a Vitamix.
  4. Place onion, carrot and potato + 1 garlic clove, 1/4 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp. of pepper, 2 tsp. of nutritional yeast, 1/2 lemon juice, 1/2 jalapeno, 1/4 cup roasted cashews, and 1/2 cup water from boiled veggies into blender and mix
  5. Add more cashews, salt to taste and water for desired consistency and flavor

Vegan Soy Crumble

  1. Heat a pan an add 2 tsp. of olive oil
  2. Add 1/4 onion chopped, 1 garlic glove chopped, 1/2 bell pepper and jalapeno and mix for a few minutes.
  3. Add vegan soy crumble and make sure it’s flavorless (you can purchase at any almost any health food store). Mix well.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/4 tsp. of pepper, 2 tsp. of cumin powder and let cook on high for 4-5 minutes while mixing all seasonings with ingredients.
  5. Turn off heat and add 1/2 lemon juice and and 1/4 cup cilantro. Mix once more.


  1. Place a bed of tortilla chips as a foundations
  2. Add cheese, followed by soy meat, guacamole, vegan sour cream, fresh salsa, fresh cilantro and top it of with more VEGAN CHEESE!
  3. ENJOY!




Delicious Vegan Tacos – Easy Vegan Meal

Vegan Taco – Ingredients 

  1. 1 tomato
  2. 1 avocado
  3. 1 jalapeno pepper
  4. 1 onion
  5. 1 bell pepper
  6. 1 can of black beans (organic if you can)
  7. half lemon
  8. half lime
  9. ½ bunch of cilantro
  10. 1 tbsp. of vegan sour cream (tofutti brand)
  11. 1 tbsp. of cumin powder
  12. 2 tsp. of olive oil
  13. salt and pepper to taste
  14. 4-6 corn tortillas

Break Down of Vegan Taco

Salsa ingredients and directions 


  • 3/4 tomato
  • ½ jalapeno chile
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1/2 lime squeezed
  • ¼ bunch of cilantro
  • Salt-pepper to taste

After you dice all the ingredients place in a bowl and mix

Fresh Guacamole ingredients and directions 

  • 1 whole avocado
  • ¼ tomato
  • 1/2 juice of lemon
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 1 tbsp of vegan sour cream
  • ¼ bunch of cilantro
  • Salt-pepper to taste

Black Beans

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 tbsp. of cumin powder
  • ½ jalapeno chile
  • 1/2  cup sliced onions
  • ¼ cup bell peppers
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Salt-pepper to taste
  1. Heat pan on high with olive oil and throw in onions, bell-peppers and jalapeno peppers.
  2. Let this mixture cook for 1 minute then add black beans, salt, pepper and cumin.
  3. Let beans cook for 5 minutes on medium to high heat and then simmer for 1-2 minutes and you’re done.

Corn tortillas

Heat with olive oil for 2-4 minutes on each side.


Take a warm corn tortilla and place the following ingredients in order so to protect taco integrity 🙂

  • black beans
  • guacamole
  • salsa

Feeds 2-4 people or 1 hungry cook! ENJOY!

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Creamy and Zesty Kale Salad

Not everyone likes salads. When know we need our veggies but the thing that is usually lacking is TASTE!

A friend shared this recipe with me and it’s become a staple of my diet. It’s one of the easiest things to make if you’re on a run, but once you taste it, it might very well become your nightly dinner entree.

Below I have a YouTube video on the recipe, but just in-case I have the ingredients listed on this post. I hope you make this for your-self and for your friends/family. They will love you for it.

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  • Kale – whole bunch of curly kale
  • Red onion – half red onion
  • Avocado – whole avocado
  • Tomatoes – who tomato
  • Carrots – ½ cup of shredded carrots
  • Cucumber – ½ cup of cucumbers
  • Braggs amino acid – 2 tbsp
  • Braggs apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp.
  • Tahini – 4 tbsp
  • Nutritional Yeast – 3-4 tbsp.
  • Chopped Garlic – 5-6 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper – add to taste

Kindest Regards,

Anand Swamy

Food is NOT my Philosophy – First Post of 2017

Living in San Francisco, CA, I’m exposed to lots of great things in the vegan world. When it comes to great food, meeting thoughtful leaders in the animal rights world and being exposed to local brands, I consider myself lucky.

Even though all these great things exist – over the years my outlook has changed about what veganism has become. Like many movements it has changed people for the better by making them more compassionate and healthier, but it’s also done the opposite. Continue reading “Food is NOT my Philosophy – First Post of 2017”

Vegan Recipes – Cooking a Vegan Tostada (with video)

vegan-recipesVegan Recipes – Cooking up a Vegan Tostada

I’m always on the look out for great vegan recipes. To my surprise I came up with my own a few months ago while walking through the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. I was motivated by hunger, which becomes a prime source of inspiration if you love to cook. Continue reading “Vegan Recipes – Cooking a Vegan Tostada (with video)”