I never thought I would have chili cheese fries again after switching to a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. This is one time that I’m glad I was wrong.
The traditional high-fat version was only an occasional treat because, even back then, I knew it was grease laden. But this much healthier option sometimes finds itself on plates at my house as a main dish.
Vegan Chili Cheese Fries taste every bit as good as they look! Piled high with crispy oil-free, oven roasted or air fried French fries. Layered with Vegan Chili, Creamy Vegan ‘Cheese’ Sauce, and fresh chives.
The chili surprises people almost as much as the healthy ‘cheese’ sauce does. It’s made with a combination of bulgur (wheat grain), onions, chili powder, smoked paprika, and more amazing spices. For those avoiding wheat, buckwheat groats can be substituted.
Believe it or not, the ‘cheese’ sauce ingredients include potatoes, onions, carrots, and raw cashews (or white beans). This recipe makes approximately 1 quart and can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks to be used on baked potatoes, tacos, lasagna, and so much more!
There is no flavor lacking in this ultimate heart-healthy comfort food!