Wednesday, May 23, 2012

No-Cook Nacho Cheese Sauce

What better way to resurrect my blog than with my famous nacho cheese sauce? Its basically the one from my first post, but this one uses cashews instead of pine nuts, and a little more water for blending. If you decide to use pine nuts, just use 3/4 cup of water. I actually haven't made it in a long time, mostly because I've made it too many times, and I always like to try new things. Don't let that stop you though! My brother in law from the military was here visiting several months ago and when they came over for dinner, he asked Jason, "whats for dinner?" Jason responded with, "nachos." His brother then asked, "How does that work?" I couldn't wait to blow his mind. Sure enough, he loved it. I love surprising omnivores. He really didn't understand how nuts could make cheese, but what can I say, its magic=) Here's the recipe!

1 1/2 cups cashews
1 cup filtered water, or 3/4 cup if you are using pine nuts
3 Tb freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 Tb nutritional yeast
1 ts white miso paste
2 ts salt
1 ts garlic powder
1 ts onion powder
1 ts paprika

Simply blend until creamy! I recommend a high powered blender to have in your life. I have a Ninja Pro.

Here it is on top of a tofurky chili dog from when we went camping last summer, which shows how long I've been making it.