Not-So Cheese Sauce

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Dietary Interest:: gluten-free, low cholesterol, no added sugar, vegan, vegetarian

Not-So Cheese Sauce

Yield:

2 c (480 ml)

Total Time:

20 Minutes

Print:

8.5x11

Difficulty:

Intermediate

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) canned pimentos, drained
  • 2/3 cup (70 g) whole raw almonds
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 3 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.

This vegan "cheese" sauce is perfect as a nacho dip or served over macaroni.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1/4 cup (60 ml)

Amount Per Serving

 
Calories 80
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 480 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 5 g