Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book



Loaded Nachos With Lentil Walnut ‘Meat’ and Cheesy Sauce [Vegan]

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

This recipe is perfect for a game day afternoon, a loungy Friday night movie marathon, or even a weeknight dinner. The combination of crunchy tortilla chips, lentil-walnut taco meat, and melty cheese sauce will leave you obsessed! You can use as many or as little add-ons as you want and it'll be a vegan nacho party for your taste buds!

Loaded Nachos With Lentil Walnut 'Meat' and Cheesy Sauce [Vegan]


  • Tortilla chips of your choice

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 cups non-dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

For the Lentil-Walnut Meat:

  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Taco seasoning

For Toppings:

  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Jalapeños (optional)
  • Black beans (optional)
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Guacamole (optional)


To Make the Cheese Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the vegan butter. Once it is melted, whisk in your flour to form a roux.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients except for the agave nectar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and simmer a few minutes to thicken.
  3. After it thickens, stir in agave nectar and lemon juice. Set aside.

To Make the Lentil-Walnut Taco Meat:

  1. In a medium pot, add 1 cup dry lentils and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, tilt lid, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until desired tenderness is achieved.
  2. Drain any excess water off the lentils and place in a large saucepan.
  3. Finely chop your walnuts and add to the pan with your lentils.
  4. Add your taco seasoning spices and about 1 cup of water.
  5. Simmer and stir until the water boils off, and the lentil mixture is thick like taco meat

To Assemble:

  1. Assemble chips, cheese, and “meat.” Add with desired toppings.





Easy and budget-friendly vegan comfort food. The Surznick Common Room is co-written by Sarah and Nick, a couple of 20-somethings living in (and loving) Pittsburgh, PA. Their blog showcases DIY projects, delicious recipes, fun adventures, budget-friendly fashion, favorite reads and more while sticking to a post-college budget. By day Sarah works in human resources and Nick is a music teacher. When not working on their blog you can most often find them at a concert, enjoying happy hour with friends, or indulging in their latest Netflix obsession.



Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through recent recipes below:

Banana Bread Energy Bar [Vegan, Raw]

Banana Bread Energy Bar [Vegan, Raw]

Mushroom Butter Masala [Vegan]

Mushroom Butter Masala

Whole Wheat Oat Bread [Vegan]

Whole Wheat Oat Bread

Chocolate Quinoa Porridge [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Chocolate Quinoa Porridge

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

16 comments on “Loaded Nachos With Lentil Walnut ‘Meat’ and Cheesy Sauce [Vegan]”

Click to add comment
2 Years Ago

Where are the ingredients for the cheese sauce?

Tegan Fisher
2 Years Ago

Ilona Hudson

Ilona Hudson
18 May 2016

Oh yeah

Abigail Waters
2 Years Ago

Laura Nugent

Amanda Magyar
2 Years Ago

Kassie Magyar

Amanda Magyar
2 Years Ago

Kassie Magyar

Myriam Run Pierre
2 Years Ago


Myriam Run Pierre
2 Years Ago


Vegan Kitchen Gone Wild
2 Years Ago

Can I have this for breakfast??!

One Green Planet
17 May 2016


Vegan Kitchen Gone Wild
2 Years Ago

Can I have this for breakfast??!

Ignatius Iggy Kitching
2 Years Ago

Darryl Faught


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×