💛 Vegan Verde Nachos 💛 w/soy chorizo crumbles
I want to share with you my quick and easy recipe for making gluten free and vegan nachos. I know, I know, I know what you're saying...I can still have my nachos?!
Why, yes, yes you can. Feast your eyes upon THIS:
Here's the main ingredients of what you need. Trader Joe's is where I got everything!
You will also need....
Ok not THAT much cilantro!! Just a small bunch of the stalks will do.
First, take a green pepper and chop it into even sized cubes. I used green pepper here because it goes with an overall green theme I applied to this recipe (hello heart chakra healing!), but you could use any color pepper you like.
💛A few fun facts about bell peppers:
Green peppers are actually yellow and red pepper wannabes...they were just harvested before they had time to turn yellow, orange, or red.
A lavender colored pepper actually exists!
By nutrition a bell pepper is a vegetable, but by plant science it is in fact a fruit!
Bell peppers are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C and are a natural form of Vitamin A
Bell peppers are high in nutrients, low in calories, and give that satisfying crunch we crave
Source: Dr. Axe
Next, take the soy chorizo and cut open 1/2 of the casing. Squeeze out the soy chorizo into a saute pan. Add several dashes of cumin until evenly coated, or alternatively, you can saute with salsa if desired. Cumin is a powerful and healthy spice which adds a nice "zing" to the dish.
💛A few fun facts about cumin:
Cumin contains excellent amounts of Vitamin E, A, and B-Complex
It also contains minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron, calcium, and manganese
Many health properties of cumin seeds are also available in its essential oil form
For pregnant women and nursing mothers, cumin has been found to help w/morning sickness
Helpful for weight loss, it can boost the metabolism and energize the body
In biblical times, cumin seeds were used with fasting and purification of the body
A small paste of cumin mixed with coconut oil can be used to help insect bites and burns
Source: Medical Medium