Yummy Vegan Nachos with Black Rice, Black Lentils, & Black Quinoa

There is nothing like a good ole binge-watch session to catch up on a show with some nachos. It is even better when you can make the nachos healthy. Am I right?

Today, I am sharing on the blog a vegan nachos recipe made with a mixture of black rice, black lentils, & black quinoa. How did I find this mixture?

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Well, while I was walking down the aisle in the grocery store looking for quinoa, my eyes started to wonder and I saw this mixture.

The word lentils caught my eye first. I never had them before. I wanted to try them. Quinoa was in it, which is what I was initially looking for.

Then, I saw black rice. Hmmm, I have never heard of that before. So, I went to google and found some benefits. This mixture is high in protein, fiber, & carbohydrates. It seems like a win for me.

At this point, I do not have a clue as to how this will turn out. Mind you, I have never had any type of lentils before. I have never had black rice. I have had quinoa but not black quinoa.

I know everyone may make tacos different. One person may like more cheese. Another person may like more pico de gallo or salsa.

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So, I will just share what I use instead of exact measurements. It can be adjusted however you like.  So, here goes nothing.

Ingredients for the vegan nachos

melted vegan mozzarella cheese
cooked mixture with low sodium taco seasoning of black rice, lentils, & quinoa
sliced olives
pico de gallo
chunky salsa
fresh jalapeno
unsalted tortilla chips (You will not miss the salt)
shredded lettuce

Let’s start with the protein.

First, I rinsed the mixture of black rice, black lentils, & black quinoa a few times. Next, I let them cooked for about 10 minutes and rinse them a few more times. I was trying to eliminate any gas issues that may arise. Again, I never had lentils and I read they may be gassy.

After this, I cooked them per instructions on the bag. Next, I drained the water off. I wanted the taco seasoning flavor. I let them cooked per instructions from the low sodium taco seasoning packet.

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Lastly, I mixed all the ingredients together. For the final touch, I squeezed the lime over everything. Viola! Yummy Vegan nachos are born.

Sometimes vegan cheese can be a hit or miss but I enjoy this brand

Note: I did keep in mind calorie intake regarding this particular protein (since it is high in carbohydrates also), vegan cheese, & guacamole. The calories with these 3 ingredients can get high pretty fast if you don’t watch it.

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These were a hit in my house. My kids love them and my husband has called home from work putting in a request for some.

How do you make your nachos?

Now off to enjoy some of these nachos and catch up on the show “Good Girls.” My sister has been waiting for me to watch the rest of the episodes so we can have our discussion about the latest events in the show. I am behind maybe 5 episodes. I don’t think that is that bad.

Until next time

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