Irish Nachos & Cashew Cheese
Ready for some roasted potato goodness? These Irish Nachos are a great take on traditional nachos using potatoes, lentils, quinoa, onions, salsa, cilantro, and a homemade cashew cheese! Don't fear the cashew cheese - its super easy and super delicious!
4 potatoes, sliced into wedges 2 tbsp chili powder (divided) 2 tbsp cumin (divided) 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup lentils 1 cup water 3-4 green onions, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1 cup lettuce, chopped 1/2 cup salsa hot sauce 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews 1 cup water 1 clove garlic 1/3 cup nutrtional yeast 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Roast the Potatoes
Slice the potatoes into wedges and spread out on a silicon baking mat. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of chili powder and 1 tbsp of cumin and bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes until they look like this:
Cook the Quinoa & Lentils
Cook the quinoa according to its directions. While the quinoa is cooking and the potatoes are roasting, saute 1/2 of an onion in 1 cup of water for about 5 minutes. Add in the lentils, 1 tbsp of cumin, and 1 tbsp of chili powder and simmer until the lentils have cooked through. Once the quinoa is done cooking, add 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa to the lentils and onions.
The Cashew Cheese
Cashew Cheese is delicious and super easy to make. Combine 2 cups of raw, unsalted cashews with 1 clove of garlic and 1/3 cup of nutritional yeast to your Vitamix, food processor, or blender. Add in 1/2 cup of water and 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and start pureeing. Continue to add in the water until you have a thick paste. Blend until smooth.
Assemble the Irish Nachos as follows: layer the potatoes on the bottom, top with salsa, chopped lettuce, cilantro, green onions, cashew cheese, and hot sauce. Enjoy!