cantankerous (misledyouth00) wrote in vegancooking,

best cheese sauce EVER.

i usually hate nutritional yeast but this is honestly, the beast cheese sauce i've ever had, even beating out any fake cheese one can buy.
it has kind of a nacho/queso cheese dip kind of taste and makes AMAZING nachos.

2 cups water
    1/4 cup tomatoes
    1/4 cup raw almonds
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1/2 tablespoon sea salt
    1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoon corn starch
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast


Blend all ingred. in blender till very smooth.  Pour in 2 quart saucepan and cook on med.  heat until thick, wisking constantly. Use as a cheese sauce for macaroni or on veggies or whatever you like.

Preparation time: 1/2 hour

original recipe posted here

i also added
half jar of hot salsa
a few green chilis
a pinch of ground mustard
upped the almonds up to one cup of crushed almonds
upped the salt, garlic powder and yeast to taste (part of the deliciousness of cheese that i remember is that it was pretty salty)
tossed in a few more fresh tomatoes
added more corn starch until it was the consistency i wanted (originally the recipe makes it very liquid-y)

it even impressed the omnis in my house who were there when i made it, who agreed it was tasty and on a creepy level, when heating it too long in a microwave, it even gets that creepy 'skin' thing i remember liquid cheese getting.
at room temperature, it gets kind of more coagulated and could probably be used as any regular cheese substitute.

Tags: ethnic food-mexican-tacos/nachos, substitutes-dairy-cheese
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