Olé! Who is ready for Cinco de Mayo?? The day observed to commemorate the defeat of the French forces at the Battle of Puebla by the Mexican Army. But really, for Americans, we respectfully celebrate the day with Margaritas, Cerveza, and Mexican-inspired dishes like these tasty Chorizo & Black Bean Nachos with Salsa and Guacamole! Is there anything better? We don’t think so! Grab your molcajete and let’s get this fiesta started!!
Chorizo & Black Bean Nachos with Salsa and Guacamole
- 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
- 1/2 chipotle in adobo minced
- 1 garlic clove minced
Simmer in a skillet for 10 -15 minutes. You want the flavors to have time to meld and the beans to be slightly dry.
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 T miso
- non-dairy milk use to desired consistency
In a food processor, process nuts until crumbly
Add lemon juice, vinegar, and miso and process
With processor running, slowly add non-dairy milk until desired consistency. Cheeze will thicken in the refrigerator.
NACHO ASSEMBLY TIME!
- Scallions sliced thin
- Cilantro chopped
- Tortilla Chips
- 1/2 package of Chorizo Seitan we love Upton's Naturals
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
On a nonstick baking dish or parchment lined pan (we used our cast iron pizza pan, and it was perfect) layer desired amount of chips - roughly 20
Drizzle on cheese
Sprinkle on beans
Sprinkle on chorizo
Add another layer of chips and repeat steps 3-6 two more times.
Bake for 10 minutes
Serve with Salsa and Guacamole
VegInspired Salsa & Guacamole
- 5 Roma tomatoes halved
- 1/4 white onion left quartered skin on
- 1 clove of garlic whole skin on
- 1 jalapeno serrano, Anaheim - pick your pepper
- 1/2 t cumin
- cilantro minced
Grill or broil tomato halves, onion quarter, garlic clove, and pepper until nice and brown
If you have a molcajete (no molcajete, use a food processor), grind cumin, add grilled garlic and salt and grind to a paste
Add onion, one petal at a time, grinding into a paste
Add tomatoes, one-half at a time, working to break up the skins (with the first few it's easy to break the skins, but as you get to the last few it's harder to make contact with the molcajete.
Stir in cilantro
- 1 garlic clove minced (or whole if using a molcajete)
- 1/2 t cumin
- 3 avocados
- juice of 1 lime
- chopped tomatoes 1/4-1/2 cup depending on flavor desired
- chopped red onion 1/4 to 1/2 cup depending on flavor desired
In your molcajete, grind garlic and cumin into a paste (no molcajete, use a sturdy bowl and pre-mince your garlic)
Add avocados and mash into desired chunkiness.
Add lime juice
Gently stir in tomatoes, onion, and cilantro
We eat Mexican inspired dishes at least once a week. This tasty nacho recipe with the salsa and guacamole might just be our new go-to meal. The smoky flavor of the black beans and chorizo blended with the creamy cheeze topped with the moderate spice of the roasted salsa and the guac -OH THE GUAC! I am in love with this guac.
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Off to Fiesta (or siesta?) VegInspired Style!
Kathy and John
If these nachos don’t inspire you or you want more deliciousness – click here for 5 more Cinco de Mayo Recipes (including a tasty margarita)!