Vegan Lentil Nachos with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce

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Lentil Nachos with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce
Serves: 4 • Total Time: 35 minutes • FODMAP rating: medium to high

These nachos are not only tasty and filling but also full of fiber. Perfect to impress anyone that is not sure about vegan eating. The flavor of the creamy red pepper sauce truly ties everything together. If you would like to add some spice to it, feel free to add a jalapeño to the sauce.

Lentil Nachos
1 cup dried lentils
4 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 ¾ cups water
2 garlic cloves, minced

Red Pepper Sauce
1 cup of cashews, soaked or potato, cooked and diced
1 bell pepper, preferably red
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
¼ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari
1 cup of plant-based milk or water

Serve with tortillas, preferably air fried

Topping Ideas:
pico de gallo

Sauté onion and garlic in ¼ cup of water until soft.
Mix in lentils, taco seasoning, and the remaining water.
Bring to a boil, bring heat down to low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
Depending on the temperature, more water may be added as they cook to prevent from burning.
In a blender, add all ingredients for the sauce and blend until smooth.
Feel free to add more liquid to reach desired consistency.
To assemble nachos, place the chips on a plate, top with lentils, sauce, and desired toppings.

*Don’t forget to preload on vegetables before you eat!
*FODMAP Swaps: Garlic and onion in any form can be irritating for some who are sensitive to FODMAPs, taco seasoning and garlic and onion powders are included so use adequate substitutes (see introduction to meal guide) or start with 1 teaspoon and increase as tolerated; use canned lentils or use suggested methods to cook beans to minimize gastric distress (see introduction) or start with ¼ cup and increase as tolerated; use maple syrup instead of honey; keep toppings like avocado to a slice and increase as tolerated

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