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Vegan Nachos with Queso Cheese

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Vegan Nachos with Queso Cheese- a protein-packed, oil-free dish filled with nutritious veggies & drizzled with addicting vegan cashew cheese.


  • 1/4 cup organic vegetable broth
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 small zucchini - diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped baby bell sweet peppers - or regular bell peppers- red, yellow, orange or green
  • 1 jalapeño - seeded and diced fine
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped white button mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 1/2 cups   cooked brown rice or quinoa - quick tip: Buy Trader Joe's Frozen Organic Brown Rice and use 3/4 of  1 pouch
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans - rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 batch (1 cup) Vegan Queso
  • Additional toppings: tortilla chips, avocado, cilantro, salsa, or vegan sour cream.


  • Make the brown rice or quinoa ahead of time. Also, if desired, prepare the Vegan Queso in your food processor or high powered blender. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add vegetable broth and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Add zucchini, sweet peppers, jalapeño, and mushrooms. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are soft. Then add Spanish paprika, onion powder, cumin, salt and chile powder. Stir and reduce heat to medium. Add brown rice and beans. Cook 1-2 minutes or until warm throughout, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Layer a plate with tortilla chips. Top with bean/veggie mix and drizzle with Vegan Queso. Add additional toppings, if desired. Serves 4.


Nutrition information does not include additional toppings listed above.


Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 26.5g | Fat: 11.4g | Sodium: 559mg | Sugar: 5.7g
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