Loaded Vegan Nachos with Harissa Beans, the perfect easy snack for a hot summer’s day! Thrown together in about 20 minutes, this is just what you need on a lazy evening.
So the heatwave has finally arrived, and it’s all anyone can talk about right? I mean, it is already mid July and I think we’ve been well and truly sold short on summer so far. I was at a friends house yesterday who lives in the beautiful countryside just outside of Zurich with a gorgeous backyard and a view of the mountains. You can’t help feeling like you’ve been transported to some kind of paradise when the sunshine finally arrives. It was just bliss, we sat for a few hours outside, just chilling and enjoying the beautiful garden and weather, can everyday be like that please?
See, we do get good summer’s in Europe, but they can be so frustratingly short, or intermittent, that it’s hard to get into the summer mood. I’ve been reading so many of my favourite blog’s summer themed posts for at least 2 months already, and yet still not really feeling in the mood! So now it’s FINALLY here (hopefully to stay for a while), I’m getting into full summer swing!
Our balcony furniture arrived yesterday, and I’ve vowed that every day the weather is nice this summer, we should be sitting outside eating dinner! It’s so nice to have an outdoor space, even if it is just a small one! So naturally, a quick, easy dinner was needed, and I had this idea for loaded vegan nachos. I had this jar of harissa paste sitting around, and while thinking about how to replace the traditional beef chilli on top of nachos, I got this idea for harissa marinated beans. Ummm YES.
It’s a super simple mix of a few spices, some bell pepper, jalapeño, harissa paste, soy sauce and water, cooked together and reduced until thick. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to make the bean mixture, then just throw some fresh bits on the top and you’re good to go!
Perfect for dipping, scooping and sharing, everyone’s going to love these fiery, loaded vegan nachos!