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Vegan BBQ Nachos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

These Vegan BBQ Nachos with Cilantro Lime Slaw are an incredibly flavorful twist on traditional nachos. They are fully loaded with black beans and jackfruit in a deliciously tangy apple bbq sauce. Topped with vegan cheese, creamy slaw, jalapenos and hot sauce, they are sure to become your new favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: appetizers, apple sauce, bbq nachos, north coast
Servings: 4 people


  • ½ of a yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 15 oz. can young jackfruit drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • ½ cup packed thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup packed thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • ¼ cup packed thinly sliced carrot
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 to 5 servings tortilla chips
  • 1/3 cup vegan cheddar shreds
  • ¼ cup vegan mozzarella shreds
  • jalapeno slices for serving
  • extra fresh cilantro for serving
  • lime wedges for serving
  • 2 tbsp. hot sauce for serving

Apple BBQ Sauce

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup North Coast Organic Apple Sauce
  • 2 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar

Slaw Dressing

  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 2 tbsp vegan Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tbsp North Coast Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  • Preheat a large skillet on medium heat. Add onions avocado oil, salt and pepper and let cook while preparing jackfruit. Shred jackfruit by pulling the pieces apart with your fingers or with forks, then add it to the pan. Stir and cook for 5 to 7 min, stirring occasionally until lightly browned. Add black beans, stir and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add all Apple BBQ Sauce ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk together thoroughly. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and gently simmer for 10 min. Stir in most of sauce to the jackfruit-black bean mixture, reserving a couple tablespoons to serve with.
  • Whisk together all Slaw Dressing ingredients in a small bowl, then add it to the red cabbage, napa cabbage, carrots, and cilantro. Gently toss together, taste for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  • Assemble nachos by arranging tortilla chips across a small baking tray (or around ¾ of a large baking tray). Spoon jackfruit-black bean mixture across chips, followed by vegan cheddar and mozzarella. Place baking tray under broiler until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and spoon slaw over top. Top with jalapeno slices, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, hot sauce, and remaining Apple BBQ Sauce.