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Not-So Cheese Sauce

An almond cream with nacho flavorings, this sauce is great on potatoes, broccoli, and as a dip for chips.

Not-So Cheese Sauce


  • 240 ml (1 cup) water
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 120 g (1 cup) roasted red pepper, peeled, seeded, or canned pimientos
  • 70 g (⅔ cup) almonds
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 30 g (¼ cup) nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.
  3. Blend for 4 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.

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