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7 Layer Nacho Dip

Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

  • 1 can vegan oil free refried beans
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes 80g, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives 65g, sliced
  • 1 avocado mashed with a sprinkle of sea salt and some red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup packed kale 40g, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper 80g, diced
  • 1 cup cheesy sauce recipe below / 265g

For the Cheesy Sauce

  • 1 russet potato 1 1/2 cups/ 240g, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup carrot 130g, chopped
  • 1/4 of an onion 1/2 cup/ 65g, diced
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and diced turmeric 10g, or 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups water plus another 1/2 cup 475ml, 120ml, divided
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews 75g, soaked in water for at least 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 40g
  • 1 teaspoon salt 6g

Instructions

Make the Cheesy Sauce

  • This is the same cheesy sauce from my Mac and Cheese recipe.
  • Place the potato, carrot, onion, turmeric and garlic in a pan, cover with 2 cups of water and simmer for 20 minutes with the lid on.
  • After 20 minutes, add the veggies (and the remaining liquid in the pan) to your blender.
  • Drain the cashews and add them to the blender along with the nutritional yeast, sea salt and the additional 1/2 cup of water.
  • Blend until the sauce is creamy and smooth.
  • If you prefer to make the Cheesy Sauce in your Instant Pot, here's that recipe.

Once the cheesy sauce is ready, continue with the Nacho Dip.

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F (175°C).
  • Spread the beans evenly in the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking dish and then layer on the tomatoes, black olives, avocado, kale, bell pepper, and top with 1 cups of the cheesy sauce.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Heat some sprouted corn tortillas on the stove or in the oven and cut them into chip sized pieces and serve.

Notes

This recipe is ridiculously easy. The most time consuming part is making the cheesy sauce, but even that is pretty damn easy. You can easily make a batch of cheesy sauce in advance and then throw this baby together. The cheesy sauce freezes well, so when you make it, feel free to double the recipe and freeze half so you have some on hand.