Loaded Vegan Nachos

  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 3-4 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (from 7-ounce can)
  • ¾ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1½ tablespoons garlic powder, divided use
  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon sea salt, divided use
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1¾ teaspoons onion powder, divided use
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1½ teaspoons parsley, minced
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • One 8-ounce bag Butler Soy Curls
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons taco or fajita seasoning
  • 8 ounces prepared salsa verde
  • 1 tablespoon Tajin seasoning
  • 4-6 cups restaurant-style tortilla chips
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • ¼ cup canned pickled banana, Fresno or jalapeno peppers, sliced

In blender, combine soy milk, chipotles, nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon salt, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard and ¼ teaspoon onion powder; blend until smooth. On low setting, slowly drizzle in 1 cup oil until thick and creamy; set aside.

In mixing bowl, combine remaining salt, garlic powder and onion powder with oregano, poultry seasoning and parsley; add boiling water, whisking to blend. Add soy curls; mix well, cover and let stand 15 minutes.

Heat large skillet over high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, bell peppers and onions; cook, stirring, until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add soy curl mixture and taco seasoning. Cook over medium heat, stirring several times, until flavors are blended, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat; add salsa and Tajin.

Heat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; arrange tortilla chips on top. Cover with soy curl mixture and then soy milk-chipotle mixture. Bake until heated through, 10-12 minutes. Add guacamole, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro and pickled peppers as desired. Makes 4 servings. Serve immediately.


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