VEGAN WHEATBERRY NACHOS
VEGAN WHEAT BERRY NACHOS – Because other than nachos on a Friday night, what else is there to eat? It’s been a terrible week, listen. I had a ton of work to do, so in addition to cleaning out my fridge, I needed to create the best vegan queso. So I can keep eating, let’s get right to the recipe!
Really, the only recipe you’ll need for this project is for the queso, so get started now. Every other item is actually just a method. What I mean is this. There truly isn’t a recipe for wheatberries. They were simply cooked in water till soft. I drained them after that. I softened some bell pepper, onion, and garlic in olive oil before adding the wheatberries. The taco spice from Cauliflower Street Tacos was then used to season them.
Then, that’s it. Done.
You could use store-bought chips for the dish. Alternatively, if you have extra tortillas lying around like I do, spread them out on a sheet tray, spray them with cooking oil spray, then season them with some of the aforementioned taco spice. Or you may just use salt, pepper, and a little bit of garlic powder. And bake them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or so till crispy.
Now, for the quesoo. Here’s your recipe:
— 1/2 teaspoon of vegan butter
— 1/2 teaspoon of all-purpose flour
— 1 cup of vegan half and half
— 1 pinch of salt
— 1 pinch of pepper
— 1/2 cup of vegan cheddar cheese
— 1 pinch of garlic powder
— 1 pinch of onion powder
— 1pinch of chili powder
Start by heating the butter in a skillet until it melts. Then, add in the flour and stir well. Cook the flour and butter together for about 60 seconds. Then, add in the remaining ingredients and turn the heat down to just above a simmer. The idea is for the queso to gently melt down and gently thicken. If you rush this, your queso will be grainy. Stirring frequently, this should take about 6 or 7 minutes. Then, you’re ready to assemble your nachos.
I just picked up some black olives, Peppadew peppers, scallions, cilantro, fresh lime, pre-made guacamole, and pre-made pick de gallo. Then, I assembled the nachos!!! Easy.