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Dairy-Free Nachos

This nachos recipe with dairy free queso is so delicious that you won't even miss your dairy based cheese! This cashew queso is going to be a dinner hit!

Watch me make this recipe here:


Vegan Queso

2 c. cashews (soaked 30 mins to overnight)

1/2 yellow onion

2 cloves garlic

2 chipotles in adobo

1 tbsp. adobo sauce

1/2 c. nutritional yeast

1 c. almond milk

1 tbsp. of my custom fiesta seasoning blend, or a taco seasoning packet

1 tbsp. olive oil

Nacho Toppings:

1lb. Ground Chicken Breast, sauteed and seasoned

3 tbsp. custom fiesta seasoning blend, or a taco seasoning packet

3 scallions, sliced

1 poblano pepper, diced and seeded

1 head romaine lettuce

2 plum tomatoes, diced and pulp removed

2 tbsp. guacamole

2 tsp. salsa

1 tbsp. olive oil

2/3 c. water


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil then add cashews. Remove pot from fire and soak cashews for 30 mins. to overnight.

  2. Rinse and drain cashews then add to blender with onion, garlic, chipotles & sauce, nutritional yeast, seasoning, and almond milk. Blend until creamy.

  3. Heat a saucepan in tbsp. oil and add cheese mixture. Stir frequently until warmed up and thickened to desired consistency. NOTE: If sauce gets too thick, you can add water to cooking and/or blending process to get desired consistency.

  4. Chop vegetable toppings and set aside.

  5. For the ground chicken: Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in skillet and add chicken. Saute until white. Add custom fiesta seasoning blend, or taco seasoning packet and 2/3 c. water. Simmer until meat is thickened.


  1. To arrange nachos, spread SERVING SIZE of chips on a plate, layer with 1/3 c. queso, 1/2- 3/4 c. meat, unlimited veggies, 2 tbsp. salsa, and 2 tbsp, guacamole.


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