Vegan Matzah Nachos

Passover, the Jewish festival that celebrates the Jewish people’s freedom from the Egyptians, starts tonight at sundown. In my house, that means it’s matzah time! Matzah is an unleavened flatbread eaten during Passover in place of chametz (5 specific grains and leavened bread). My kids and I love eating it plain, spread with Earth Balance, but about halfway into our week of matzah, our taste buds want more. This year, I have been brainstorming new and fun ways to change up our matzah menu. Aside from a cracker or toast stand-in, it also works great layered in a casserole. Try grinding it up as a breading for tofu and tempeh too, or even as a crust for pizza. Follow me on Instagram for more fun recipes and peeks at how my family eats this favorite cracker all week long.

Vegan Matzah Nachos

Although chips and salsa are not a traditional Jewish or Passover, food, I am breaking tradition with this recipe for vegan matzah nachos. It’s fun, easy, and super tasty! I used Tofurky’s Chorizo, but of course, pick your favorite brand. As a chorizo alternative, you could also substitute chopped tempeh bacon for a smokier flavor. If faux meats aren’t your thing, simply omit it and add more beans.

Vegan Matzah Nachos

I made a fresh pico de gallo for this dish. It brightens the flavors in the matz-os, but this recipe would be just as delicious with a store-bought fresh salsa, or even a jarred variety. I have found that Daiya shreds work the best for the melty texture you want on your matzah “chip,” but you could also melt down a cheese such as Heidi Ho and drizzle it over the nachos instead. Just omit the cheese from the first step and add it on in the second before the salsa.

Vegan Matzah Nachos

Enjoy these vegan matzah nachos with the toppings I have suggested below or get creative with your favorite ingredients. For even more fun, set out a matz-oh bar as a fun first course to your Passover seder! Enjoy!

Vegan Matzah Nachos
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1655 calories
95 g
188 g
126 g
60 g
46 g
1216 g
4069 g
17 g
0 g
72 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1216g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1655
Calories from Fat 1090
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 126g
194%
Saturated Fat 46g
229%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 61g
Cholesterol 188mg
63%
Sodium 4069mg
170%
Total Carbohydrates 95g
32%
Dietary Fiber 44g
176%
Sugars 17g
Protein 60g
Vitamin A
90%
Vitamin C
230%
Calcium
106%
Iron
43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. For the salsa
  2. 2 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  3. ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
  4. 4 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  5. ½ the juice of 1 lime
  6. Salt to taste
  7. For the lime crema
  8. ¼ cup dairy-free sour cream
  9. ½ the juice of 1 lime
  10. 1 teaspoon chile lime salt
  11. For the nachos
  12. 3 matzah sheets
  13. ¾ cup meatless chorizo (such as Tofurky)
  14. 1 cup dairy-free cheddar shreds (such as Daiya)
  15. 2 avocados, chopped
  16. ½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
Instructions
  1. 1. Break the matzah sheets into chip-sized pieces and scatter them on a baking sheet. Top with the chorizo, black beans, and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and everything is heated through.
  2. 2. Place the cooked matzah pieces on a platter and top with the salsa.
  3. 3. Place the avocado chunks all over the nachos.
  4. 4. Drizzle the lime crema on top.
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calories
1655
fat
126g
protein
60g
carbs
95g
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Vegan Matzah Nachos

What delicious matzah recipes do you eat during Passover?