I know. Cheese. It’s the only think that separates you from vegan, right?
Well, this will certainly help bridge the gap. Faux nacho cheese.
I’m not a huge fan of nutritional yeast, it sorta weirds me out and it’s super salty, but I put fear aside for the sake of cheese-sperimentation and well, I’m super glad I did. This Happy Herbivore meal plan cheese sauce could make just about anything taste good; however I chose a homemade corn tortilla chip with sea salt to complete my cheese taste test. I doused my chips in black beans, olives, this sauce, onion, and some hot sauce, and it felt so, so dirty and wrong, yet I knew it was so right. Give it a try for yourself. This sauce also reheats nicely and would taste killer on some whole grain macaroni for a quick mac and cheese fix.
Quick Queso (by Happy Herbivore)
- 1 C unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 C nutritional yeast
- 3 T white whole-wheat flour
- 1 tsp onion powder, granulated
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder, granulated
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp chili powder or cayenne (I used chipotle)
- 1/4 tsp salt (optional, I didn’t need it with a salty chip)
Whisk all ingredients together in a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring often.
Yeah, it’s that easy.