So, I modified this from a Happy Herbivore recipe where it’s advertised as a nacho cheese sauce, but I don’t like calling things “cheese” when they are really not. You shouldn’t have cheese expectations when you eat this – but it will add a nice flavor for burritos or on chips. Had it on the table last night for our burrito dinner with 3 omnivores and all three of them used it on their burrito!
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup unsweetened original almond milk or other unsweetened original non-dairy milk of your choice
- 2 tsp miso paste, optional
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup roasted red pepper (see *Chef’s Note*)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Optional: cayenne pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree completely. Then heat, uncovered, in a small saucepan until warm and thickened.
*Chef’s Note* The roasted red pepper can be the most time consuming part. To save a LOT of time you can use pre-made stuff. (I assume they make that, but I honestly never have bought or seen it! Oooh, they do! Check out this link.) OR you can roast your own and roast more than you need and freeze in 1/4 or 1/8 cup portions for later use.