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Mexican Mix Up

Step 1: Prepare your nacho cheese 

You will need:

1 and 1/2 cups (225g) Cashews (Raw)* (don't need to be soaked) 

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)

1/4 Cup Nutritional yeast 

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika 

1/2 tin of Chopped Tomatoes 

1/4 tsp Turmeric

2 cups (480ml) Vegetable Stock

Optional addition of chilli flakes to add spice 


Method:

Add all your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth


Transfer into a medium sized sauce pan on a medium heat and whisk until thick (beware it will burn quickly)

Step 2: Prepare your Nacho ‘mince’ 

You will need:

1/3 cup unsalted walnuts - soaked in lukewarm water for 20 mins 

1 small onion - diced 

1 smoked garlic clove - roasted (in an oven at 180 degrees with a drizzle of oil)

2tbs cold water 

Around 100g of Miatake mushrooms

5 heads of king Oyster mushrooms diced (save the stalks for another dish) 

1 tbsp Ground Cumin 

1 tbsp Chilli Powder

1/2 tbsp Tomato Paste 

1/2 tbs of Soy Sauce 

1/2 tbsp Smoked Paprika 

1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup 

Salt + Pepper to taste 

1 tbsp of fresh Coriander 


Step 1: Prepare your nacho cheese 

You will need:

1 and 1/2 cups (225g) Cashews (Raw)* ( dont need to be soaked) 

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)

1/4 cup nutritional yeast 

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika 

1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes 

1/4 tsp Turmeric

2 cups (480ml) Vegetable Stock

Optional addition of chilli flakes to add spice 

Add all your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth 

Transfer into a medium sized sauce pan on a medium heat and whisk until thick (beware it will burn quickly) 


Step 2: Prepare your nacho ‘mince’ 

You will need:

1/3 cup unsalted walnuts - soaked in lukewarm water for 20 mins 

1 small onion - diced 

1 smoked garlic clove - roasted (in an oven at 180 degrees with a drizzle of oil)

2tbs cold water 

Around 100g of Miatake mushrooms (option to change this to chestnut mushrooms)

5 heads of king Oyster mushrooms diced (save the stalks for another dish) 

1 tbsp ground cumin 

1 tbsp chilli powder

1/2 tbsp tomato paste 

1/2 tbs of soy sauce 

1/2 tbsp smoked paprika 

1/2 tbsp maple syrup 

Salt + pepper to taste 

1 tbsp of fresh coriander 

Then: 

Put the pan on a high heat with 1tbsp of oil until the oil heats up, around 1-2 minutes 

Add onions into a frying pan with 1tbs of olive oil and fry until translucent, add the rest of your ingredients apart from walnuts and cook down until all the water is evaporated - once cooked, crush your walnuts and fold them into your meat mixture 


Step 3: Salsa 

100g fresh Baby tomatoes

2tbs fresh Basil 

2 tbs fresh Coriander

1/2 Red Onion

1 Lime 

Add to a blender: fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh coriander, red onion, good quality salt, fresh lime and pulse until semi blended 


Step 4: Smashed avocado 

Take 1 whole avocado and mash with a fork, adding 1 tbsp of fresh coriander good pinch of salt, squeeze of lime 


Step 5: Nacho chips

Option here to use shop bought or make your own using tortilla wraps (if using tortilla wraps, cut them into triangle shapes and deep fry)


Now load up your nachos or tacos with each element...

**if using tacos- heat them up in a dry frying pan for around 10 seconds in a hot pan**