Chipotle Cauliflower “Cheese” Sauce:
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup peeled and cubed Yukon gold potato
¼ cup raw cashews
3 tablespoons water, more as needed
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chipotle pepper from a can of chipotles in adobo*
1 garlic clove
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
For the nachos:
½ cup diced cherry tomatoes
⅓ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup Pineapple Salsa
¼ cup diced red onion
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Make the sauce: Place the cauliflower and potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water by about 1-inch. Add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered until fork-tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain, let cool slightly, then place in a high-speed blender with the cashews, water, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, chipotle pepper, garlic, onion powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
Spread the chips onto a platter, drizzle with the chipotle cauliflower sauce, and top with the cherry tomatoes, black beans, scoops of pineapple salsa, red onion, and the cilantro. Serve and enjoy!
*This sauce is mildly spicy. If you want a spicier sauce, add an extra chipotle pepper or a scoop of some of the adobo sauce, to taste.