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Are Nachos Vegan? 

by Fabian Jackson

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One of the ultimate movie-night snacks is a large platter of nachos, but are they vegan? Keep reading to find out.

What are nachos

This North Mexican dish is made up of tortilla chips covered in melted cheese or cheese sauce often topped with tomato salsa, guacamole, jalapenos and sometimes olives too. Nachos are a popular snack or make a great appetiser with drinks and the dish has existed in this form since the 1940s.

Are nachos vegan?

Traditionally, nachos aren’t suitable for vegans because of their cheese topping. However, plant-based nachos are simple to make as you just sub out dairy cheese for a plant-based alternative. 

Vegan nachos recipe

For inspiration, have a look at our moreish vegan nachos recipe from Food Editor, Val.

Are vegan nachos healthy?

It really depends on what you put in them! Nachos can be high in saturated fat and salt, but if you’re opting for low-salt tortilla chips (or make your own) and choose a low-fat vegan cheese then they’ll be a healthier version! 

Keep your plant-based questions coming and let us know what you think in the comments below.


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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