Let’s start off by clarifying that I am not an experienced vegan. I’m currently in a 40 day (mostly raw) vegan cleanse with my friend and health coach Kate. This recipe was inspired by something she shared. Another clarification: I am big on preparing our food from scratch; that said, this is really a canned meal. You’ll see what I mean. The great news is that it is delicious (I ate it two days in a row), vegan, and super easy & quick to make.
Like I said, lots of cans; but that doesn’t mean I threw away my preference for organic goodness. Where possible, I went for non-GMO, organic options.
- Corn Tortillas
- Enchilada Sauce
- Half a White Onion, diced
- Corn (really search for non-GMO organic corn, it’s worth it)
- Black Olives (it would be easier to used sliced olives, but this is what I had)
- Black Refried Beans (make sure they’re vegan!)
- Vegan Cheddar “cheese” shreds
- Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper
- Set you oven to broil
- Dice up half of the onion and sauté in a splash of olive oil to your liking (I like mine to brown a bit). Once ready, remove from heat, and set aside.
- Strain the water from your corn, then pour it into baking dish. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and place under broiler to roast. You’ll want to leave it there about 15-20 minutes, but keep an eye on it. They go from browned to burnt really quickly. Once browned to your liking, remove from the oven and set aside.
- After removing the corn, set your oven to 350
- Now you are ready to start assembling your masterpiece
- Pour a small amount of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a pan (I used a non-stick cake pan, but use what works for you)
- Place one tortilla on top of your puddle of enchilada sauce
- Spread some beans on the tortilla
- Spoon on your corn and onion (not too much or it could all slide apart once cooked)
- Add your olives
- Sprinkle with “cheese”
- Pour on a bit more sauce
- Top with another tortilla
- Repeat until the portion size is to your liking
- Pop into the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes.
Do you have any amazing vegan recipes for me to check out? Please share! I am sure you can think of many other veggies you might want to add, but I like to keep it simple. Happy eating!