“Cheesy” Cashew Sauce (Vegan, Oil-Free!)

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This one is not for the nutritional yeast haters out there, but if you love nutritional yeast like I do, this is a great way to drench your food in yummy sauce.

For BLE-ers, this sauce is great news because there’s no fat serving in it (just protein) which means it works for breakfast! One serving of this is a generous amount of sauce, perfect for veggies or potatoes. Enjoy!

“Cheesy” Cashew Sauce

Vegan | Oil-Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cashew Soaking Time: 6 hours
Servings: 1
Recipe From: Katie’s Conscious Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 oz cashews soaked overnight and drained (1/2 protein)
  • 2 oz plant-based milk 1/4 protein
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 small squeeze dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 drops of liquid smoke or smoked paprika optional

Instructions

  • Soak the cashews overnight in water in a lidded container. (Room temperature or refrigerated is fine, it doesn’t matter)
  • In the morning, rinse and drain the cashews.
  • Add all ingredients to a small blender cup and blend until smooth, adding water if needed to reach desired consistency.

Notes

Notes for Bright Line Eaters
  • This recipe makes 3/4 of a BLE protein serving. Scale up as desired to batch prep and store the batch in the fridge.
  • I like to use the other 1/4 protein for 2 oz of milk in my tea or coffee.
  • On maintenance, don’t make the same mistake I did and try to double the sauce. I ended up with cheese sauce soup. One serving is a perfect (and already very generous) amount for a meal!
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Ideas for Use:

  • Drizzle over potatoes and sautéed veggies for breakfast
  • Drizzle over roasted or steamed veggies for lunch or dinner
  • Drizzle over quinoa for some cheesy quinoa
  • Put it on some healthy pasta for some dairy-free mac & cheese
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10 Comments

  1. Katie, this looks amazing! How did you cook those veggies? Are they roasted? Sauteed? They are beautiful!

  2. Deborah Genovesi

    Just wanted to thank you for this yummy recipe. I enjoy many of your recipes but this one was especially yummy!!

    Much appreciated, Deborah

    On Sep 6, 2017 9:16 PM, “Katie’s Bright Kitchen” wrote:

    > Katie Gates posted: ” This one is not for the nutritional yeast haters out > there, but if you love nutritional yeast like I do, this is a great way to > drench your food in yummy sauce. There isn’t even a fat serving in here, > just protein. One serving of this is a generous amo” >

  3. Vickie Emanuel

    What brand of nutritional yeast do you use?

  4. Do you weigh it out as your protein or fat?

  5. Do you weigh this out each time you eat it?

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