Go Nuts “Cheese” Sauce
NOTE: the seasonings below are to taste - use these to start, then keep playing with it until it tastes good to you. To be honest, I've never really measured it out!
- 1 cup cashew nuts
- 1 cup red bell pepper
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- squeeze lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme if you have it on hand – adds a nice flavour, but not necessary
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup water to get the right consistency - thick but creamy
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Add water until you get the consistency of a cheese sauce.
If you want to use this for kale chips, amp up the seasonings to really flavour the kale, more so than if you were to eat it on its own. Does that make sense? The flavour will get diluted over the kale, so don’t be scared to get generous with the seasoning.