The second I heard about Daiya’s new pepperjack flavor I knew I had to try it. Spicy cheeses were my favorite in my pre-vegan days so I was excited to try out a whole new selection of hotter vegan recipes. I was pleasantly surprised to find how much this flavor tastes like the real thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love Daiya’s cheddar and mozzarella, but they do have a bit of an aftertaste that’s not fooling any omnivore. The pepperjack flavor, on the other hand, might just slip by undetected.
A pretty easy recipe, I topped my nachos off with salsa, diced tomatoes and jalapeno pepper slices after heating the Daiya in the microwave for about 2 minutes to melt it over the chips. These things were so tasty that I ate most of the plate myself, despite having made them for my parents and the Omnivore. Thankfully, making seconds takes…well, seconds!
Next: Inside Out Grilled Cheese!
I can’t take credit for this idea. I discovered it among the entries for Daiya’s Get Cooking Contest and thought it sounded so yummy that I had to try it with the pepperjack flavor. Here’s the how-to from the contestant:
Very messy, but totally worth it! I added a slice of tomato inside mine and it really brought out the pepperjack with a less spicy contrast. Enjoy!