Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cheesy Nacho Sauce

This recipe is a staple in my kitchen. It is easy and makes a great topping (either hot or cold) for nachos, taco salad, and cooked vegetables. It's also delicious on homemade pizza or mixed with pasta for a cheesy pasta dish like mac and cheese. If you don't like cashews, Brazil nuts work just as well in this recipe. Since there is no cheese in the recipe, you might prefer to call it "golden sauce" or a "savory gravy". Whatever you call it, it's quite tasty and adaptable. Garlic powder, onion powder, or herb blends can be added to enhance the flavors in the basic recipe.

Cheesy Nacho Sauce

1/3 cup cashews, washed
1 1/2 cups cold water
4 Tbsp. pimentos
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
1 - 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender until the cashews are completely broken-down and mixture is smooth and creamy. Then place mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly. After mixture starts to bubble, simmer for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and pour into jar or bowl to serve.


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