Last week was a Mac/Cheez kind of week for me. And I had quite a few little tubs of leftover vegan cheese sauce. There are a few yummy recipes to use up leftover cheez sauce. But my favorite is to make these Easy Cheezy Ballpark Nachos...
Fun, easy, delicious - this red basket of nachos really looks similar to that creamy, fluorescent orange sauce-coated snack you find when you order nachos at a ballpark or any sporting/stadium event really.
The only difference is that this sauce is healthy and vegan! Instead of processed dairy and preservatives - this sauce is filled with good for you fiber, protein, vitamins. Bold cheezy flavor. You'll find this bean and potato-based sauce is light, silky and creamy - perfect for drizzling and dipping.
Each silky rich spoonful of sauce hugs the round golden corn tortilla chips and oozes over the crevices of fresh chopped Mex veggies. Grab a chip and enjoy!..
silky, creamy, rich, cheezy orange sauce..
The neatest thing about this sauce is that there is actually no "cheese" - not even vegan cheese - in the recipe. The sauce is really a whole food sauce created from a flavorful mixture of beans, potato, nutritional yeast, cider vinegar, spices, olive oil - and more. Very little soy as well. The creaminess and lightness is due to those white cannellini beans and the starchy potato. All that cheezy flavor is from the addictive nutritional yeast.
Nut-based vs Bean/Potato-based. I've tried a few cashew-based cheez sauces. And in comparison, while they have fab flavor, they are much heavier than this sauce.
So ballpark-believable that my husband starting shouting out ballpark ref calls as he happily munched away :) Love the enthusiasm.
Easy Cheezy Ballpark Nachos
vegan, serves 2 (it's fun to share!)
1 cup round tortilla chips - I like the mini sized chips
1 cup leftover vegan cheese sauce (recipe here)
1/2 avocado, diced (tossed in fresh lime juice)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 cherry tomatoes, diced
1/2 jalapeno, sliced
1 lime, sliced
fine black pepper
other optional add-ins:
To make your cheez sauce "spicy" - simply add a few dashes of cayenne or teaspoons of hot sauce - stir into the sauce before pouring over chips. The chopped jalapenos will also add a nice heat - especially if you leave the seeds on.
1. Re-heat your cheese sauce. I warm mine in the microwave for about a minute.
2. Drizzle warm sauce over top round tortilla chips.
3. Add garnishes. Serve!