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  • Makes about 2½ cups 

This low-fat vegan cheese sauce recipe takes only takes about 5 minutes to put together. It may seem as though this recipe will not work in a blender, but with a little patience it does. If your onions are strong, blanch them in boiling water for a few minutes, or sauté them over medium heat for about 5 minutes before adding them to the blender.

Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cashews, toasted, optional
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (optional)
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order given and puree until smooth and creamy, adding up to ½ cup of water if necessary to achieve a smooth consistency.

    Variations:
    —Use an equal amount of roasted red bell peppers in place of the raw pepper.
    —Combine the prepared sauce with a jar of store-bought salsa or a recipe of Fresh Tomato Salsa, and use as a dip for vegetables.
    —Add ½ teaspoon of nutmeg with the salt.

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Erik and Anna6 days ago
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This tasted awful. Pure raw onion flavour, even after we put it in a pot to cook. Absolute waste of precious nutritional yeast. Extremely disappointed with this recipe, just completely unsalvageable.

-10 / 5 stars, hope the toilet liked it.

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Del Sroufe

Chef Del Sroufe is co-owner and executive chef of Wellness Forum Foods, a whole-food, plant-based meal delivery and catering service in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan. Del teaches cooking classes and helps people transition to a healthy plant-based diet.

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