These loaded cauliflower nachos are perfect for a Superbowl or game-day appetizer or a festive meal or side dish. If you’re looking for healthy (but delicious!) ways to entertain guests for a New Year’s eve party or other gathering, make these nachos – and everyone will thank you for something that satisfies their munchies, but nourishes their body!
Fiesta Cauliflower with Black Beans and Queso
I love events like Superbowl and holidays like Thanksgiving, because it’s basically an excuse to put together a large amount of delicious and beautiful food. From elaborately decorated cookie platters on Christmas to 7-layer dips on Superbowl Sunday, I’m all into the sport of event cooking. I like a thoughtfully planned food presentation, especially when it comes to side dishes, snacks, desserts, and apps.
I also really appreciate when the host offers at least one veggie-forward dish. This is it – and it does not sacrifice on party flavor!
Naming this dish was difficult – are they nachos? Are they ‘poppers’? In the end, I just went with “cauliflower” because that’s what this is – the cauliflower isn’t “replacing” anything or “pretending” to be anything else – it’s just topped with party (err, fiesta) fixings! I used Siete Foods’ vegan queso dip (not sponsored, I just love all of their products, and I wanted this to be a plant based meal!)
Black beans, chopped white onions, jalapeños, guacamole, and queso amp up the cauliflower that’s been perfectly spiced and roasted with chili powder. And heck, serve this over brown rice or quinoa and enjoy it as a main meal! If you’re not plant based, add some chipotle chicken or carnitas and make it a burrito bowl!
And may I say, if you’re having people over for or going to a Superbowl party, this will be a for sure touchdown for your guests. See what I did there! Corny or clever?
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