5-Minute Cheesy Sauce

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Summary

Replace dairy cheese, which is artery clogging, with plant cheese, which is cardioprotective. When you replace high saturated fat foods with foods that are lower in saturated fat and high in unsaturated fat plus fiber and phytonutrients, you help to increase blood flow and contribute to heart health, whether it’s a resting state or active state. Add this cheesy sauce to grain bowls, steamed veggies, or your favorite tofu scramble.

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup cashews (soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
 2 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp salt (optional, +1/4 tsp as desired)
 ½ cup water (more as needed)

Directions

1

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

2

Taste and adjust for additional flavor of choice, like nutritional yeast for a cheesier flavor, lemon juice for more tartness or garlic powder for well, more garlic flavor!

3

Depending on the consistency of the cheesy sauce you enjoy, add 1–2 more tablespoons of water as needed.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
If you cannot find nutritional yeast, use 1 Tbsp of organic mellow white miso or chickpea miso in its place.

Nut-free
Use raw sunflower seeds in place of cashews.

Prep Ahead
Soak the cashews ahead of time and drain. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before making this recipe.

Storage
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 30 days.

Ingredients

 1 cup cashews (soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
 2 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
 1 tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp salt (optional, +1/4 tsp as desired)
 ½ cup water (more as needed)

Directions

1

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

2

Taste and adjust for additional flavor of choice, like nutritional yeast for a cheesier flavor, lemon juice for more tartness or garlic powder for well, more garlic flavor!

3

Depending on the consistency of the cheesy sauce you enjoy, add 1–2 more tablespoons of water as needed.

5-Minute Cheesy Sauce