Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vegan Cheese Sauce/Dip

This is a delicious "cheese" sauce that is perfect for vegans and those who are avoiding lactose! The nutritional yeast is what gives the sauce it's cheesy flavour and also makes it a great source of protein and B vitamins. Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast that is grown for its nutritional value. It looks like yellow flakes or powder and you can find it in natural health food stores, in the natural food sections of some grocery stores, and sometimes in the bulk bins. The cashews give it a thick and creamy texture once they are processed that makes this sauce perfect to use as a veggie or chip dip, salad dressing, sandwich spread, in eggs, with pasta, or with any cooked grains. I enjoyed it as a veggie dip with some fresh cucumbers and carrots I got at the Farmer's Market this weekend! :)


1 cup raw cashews
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch of black pepper


Place all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender and process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Transfer into a serving bowl or airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to one week.

*Recipe from Love Veggies and Yoga

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