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Jalapeño Poppers

If you’re looking to spice up a friendly gathering or wanting to excite your taste buds, try this recipe made from real ingredients. Comfort food can be made healthy so that everyone can benefit!


  • 7–10 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half (makes 14–20)
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 2–3 garlic cloves
  • ½ squeezed lemon or lime
  • 4 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ⅓ cup hot water or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • Sea/rock salt and pepper, to taste


Prepare jalapeños by washing them and vertically slicing them in half. Remove the seeds carefully (gloves are recommended) and begin to place them on the baking rack. Preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F).

Begin to dice the white onion and heat it over a medium pan with oil, beginning to caramelize the onion until translucent or brown.

Place a cup of cashews in a blender or food processor, add cooked onion, garlic, lemon, nutritional yeast, spices, hot water or coconut milk (creamier), and mix until a creamy consistency is made.

Fill the jalapeños peppers with about 1 tbsp. of mix until they are all full and ready to be placed in the oven for 20–25 minutes.

If desired, add breadcrumbs on top before baking and green onion or bacon bits after for garnish!

Megan Luder, CNP

A certified nutritional practitioner who is passionate about creating and educating on the health benefits of nutrient-dense whole food.