Mexican Nacho Feast… 3 recipes!

Mexican Nacho Feast… 3 recipes!

What a delicious feast I have for you today! πŸ˜€ Fantastic for an easy lunch, great for picky eaters as they can build their own and of course everything is vegan and gluten free! πŸ˜€

I have three recipes for you today as this dish has three main components! First of all the spicy Mexican black beans – change the heat as you wish by changing the amount of chilli used. Crispy lemon potato cubes (which I couldn’t stop eating even though I’m not a lemon in food fan)! add a refreshing twist to the heat. My favourite latest creation is a delicious vegan cheezy sauce! This cheeze sauce goes beautifully with these beans but is equally good poured over pasta and baked in the oven! I don’t think my son has noticedΒ  that the last two times we’ve had macaroni cheese its been dairy free and vegan! πŸ˜€ Woohoo winner dish!

When we had this for our girls lunch, I put all the dishes on the table and everyone built what they wished. As well as the three main dishes, we had corn tortilla chips, vegan sour cream (I’ll post that recipe soon), guacamole (with the assistance of a three year old)!, salad and homemade barbecue-chilli sauce (soon to make another batch so that will be posted soon too)! This is finger licking, lip smacking, incredibly flavourful food (we all had to wait an hour or so before we tackled the apple crumble)! πŸ˜›

This week I’m sharing this feast at the 100th Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural PartyΒ hosted byΒ Urban NaturaleΒ and The Go Mamas πŸ™‚ Why not come on over and share some lovely Green and Natural goodies! πŸ™‚

Let’s cook! πŸ™‚

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Mexican Feast

Grab some corn tortilla chips, some salad, guacamole, sour cream and add these three delicious dishes. Pile them up, scoop away, mix these flavours to get those taste buds tingling! If you love tortilla wraps you could use those instead for big fat stuffed Mexican vegan wraps. Yumyum! Can we have this every day please!

Spicy Mexican Black Beans

400g black beans drained (I used dried but tinned are fine), 1 tablespoon tomato puree, 100ml cold water, 1 teaspoon Cajun spice, 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules, 1/2 teaspoon flaked chilli, 100g sweetcorn, salt to taste (I used pink Himalayan).

Put the beans in a shallow pan and heat through. Add the tomato puree to the pan along with the water and mix to combine. Leave to simmer for 5-10 minutes, then add the Cajun, chilli and garlic. Cook for a further 5 minutes, then add the sweetcorn. Mix to combine and season to taste. Enjoy!

Vegan Cheezy Sauce

150g soaked cashews (soak overnight if possible), 300ml milk (I used unsweetened carton coconut), 1 teaspoon mustard powder, 5 tablespoons nutritional yeast, black pepper.

Blitz everything together in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Heat in a pan stirring continuously as this will thicken quickly. Remove from heat. Can be reheated. Enjoy!

Crispy Lemon Potato Cubes

Splash of olive oil, 2 lemons zest & juice, 6 garlic cloves chopped, 3 bay leaves, 1 rosemary sprig torn up, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt (I used pink Himalayan), 1kg potatoes peeled, cubed, washed & dried.

Mix all of the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl, then add the potatoes and stir to coat. Leave for 20-30 minutes then pour everything onto a baking tray. Bake at Gas Mark 6 (400 f /200c) for 25-35 minutes, stirring to coat after 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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  • Christina 2nd March 2016 at 10:36

    This sounds amazing. I haven’t had nachos of any kind in the longest time, and I feel like soon I’ll just have to try them! Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • Life Diet Health 2nd March 2016 at 21:44

      Thank you Christina πŸ™‚ These are definitely worth trying! πŸ™‚ Let me know how many toppings you have when you’ve made them! πŸ™‚

  • Cath 2nd March 2016 at 13:33

    Yum! Printed! We’ll be hitting the kitchen real soon! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the post!

    • Life Diet Health 2nd March 2016 at 21:45

      Hello Cath. I hope you are well (as can be)! Thank you! These are sooo good! I’ll pop over to your blog again soon! πŸ™‚ x

      • Cath 3rd March 2016 at 02:03

        Nice to see your comment! Looking forward to checking out your great recipes! Enjoy your day! πŸ™‚

  • Elaine @ foodbod 2nd March 2016 at 18:06

    Fabulous feast!!

    • Life Diet Health 2nd March 2016 at 21:48

      Ooo thanks Elaine! Do you and the boys eat nachos? Mine love melting cheese over them and eating them as a snack! Us girls finished all of these before the boys got a look in this time! πŸ˜›

      • Elaine @ foodbod 3rd March 2016 at 07:14

        We haven’t had nachos for ages actually, thank you for the reminder πŸ™‚

        • Life Diet Health 5th March 2016 at 21:35

          We love nachos πŸ™‚ Hope you manage to have some soon. Have a great weekend. x

  • Deborah Smikle-Davis (@debsmikdav1) 8th March 2016 at 03:15

    I spent a lot of vacations in Mexico tasting all kinds of delectable dishes so your Mexican Nacho Fest is a real hit with me. What a great idea to allow your guests to assemble their own dishes from these yummy ingredients. I always eat black beans since they are my favorite but I have never made vegan cheesy sauce although I do use nutritional yeast daily, so I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing your Mexican Nacho Feast recipes! recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green & Natural Party. I’m pinning and sharing.

    • Life Diet Health 8th March 2016 at 20:58

      Ooo Mexico Deborah… how nice πŸ™‚ and lots of yummy food no doubt! Yes, always great to let guests make their own and add as much or as little as they like! You SO must make the cheezy sauce… you’ll want to put it on & in everything! Great party! πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

  • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 18:32

    What a fantastic feast for the eyes & mouth! Waw! MMMM!

    • Life Diet Health 15th March 2016 at 18:36

      Thank you Sophie πŸ™‚ Three recipes – like your pineapple! πŸ˜€ You should SO try this! VERY yummy! πŸ™‚

      • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 18:37

        I will, tomorrow! x

        • Life Diet Health 15th March 2016 at 18:41

          πŸ˜€ enjoy πŸ˜€ oh I wish you weren’t across the sea – I’d come and cook with you! πŸ˜› x

          • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 18:41

            Yes, that would be so much fun! xxx

          • Life Diet Health 15th March 2016 at 18:43

            Get Peter to bring you on holiday here! πŸ™‚ Ooo… I could do with some vegetable growing tips! πŸ˜› We’re going to chop up the garden!!! xxx

          • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 18:44

            yay! Where do you live, in the UK?

          • Life Diet Health 15th March 2016 at 18:47

            In East Anglia (one of the sunnier parts)! … quite near the seaside πŸ˜€

          • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 18:52

            Lucky you! x We live in Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium! x

          • Life Diet Health 15th March 2016 at 19:04

            Ooo… didn’t know you lived in a city! Not been to that part of Belgium!

          • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 20:05

            Just outside the city! 15 minutes on foot to the Grote Markt!

          • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 18:55

            I have been there on Holiday many times with my parents about 20 years ago! Loved it!

          • Life Diet Health 15th March 2016 at 18:57

            Come back πŸ˜€ Bring Peter! πŸ™‚ My guess is it’s changed a lot!!! but still lots of pretty coastal places nearby! πŸ™‚ x

          • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 18:59

            And lots of culture, friendly people, good food, lovely sea food all fresh, cool pubs, art exhibitions, paintings of Turner & Constable!

          • Life Diet Health 15th March 2016 at 19:03

            πŸ˜€ ooo… you could be a local tourism expert Sophie! πŸ˜€ Yes, all of that too! πŸ˜€

          • Sophie33 15th March 2016 at 20:05

            xxx I am interested into many things! x

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 10th April 2016 at 19:51

    OMG, those dishes look so sinfully delicious, that I would fly to you just for one meal! πŸ˜€ I have to try those lemon potatoes, but do you think I can omit the oil?

    • Life Diet Health 11th April 2016 at 23:11

      Thank you Milica πŸ™‚ You’re welcome… get a flight! πŸ™‚ Still waiting to see what masterpieces we could create together! πŸ˜€ The lemon potatoes are sooo good – do you use stock at all as I know it works with stock instead of oil. Oh, you could just add a bit more lemon juice, that should do it! πŸ™‚

      • Delicious Peace of Mind 12th April 2016 at 10:12

        Wow, cooking together and making delicious food… that would be a great experience πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for the new potatoes to arrive, I’ll definitely try these lemon potatoes. I save water from steaming veggies, so I always have homemade stock πŸ™‚


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