Pretty much everyone including me loves cheese, it is the hardest food item to try to cut out of your diet. When I first decided maybe I would give store-bought Dairy-free cheese a try I was pretty excited, It looked like cheese so it had to be good right? well, definitely not to me. I can honestly say that I really do not like it at all.
So time ticks forward and I finally decide to give Cashew Cheese sauce try. I definitely went into it expecting not to like it but thankfully I was wrong.
Cashew cheese sauce has a lovely creamy texture and a great flavour, definitely better than the store-bought dairy free cheese. (in my opinion) It is really worth giving a try, you can use it in many ways, I like to drizzle it on my avocado and toast or on top of my spaghetti. You could also use it to make some homemade Mac and Cheese or to dip your tortilla chips too!
First, soak 1 cup of cashews overnight to soften (or pour some boiling water over your cashews for 10 min or so)
In a blender or food processor add
1 Cup of cashews
3 large tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1 clove garlic
Salt and Pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tbsp water (add until you get a nice creamy consistency)
I like to store my sauce in a mason Jar and store in my fridge for up to a week.
Spoon some sauce on top of a nice piece of toast with avocado and tomatoes with a little salt and pepper. It is so good!
I also like it not top of some pasta, I had a sweet basil sauce with Penne noodles so I added some cashew sauce on top, It added such nice cheesy flavour.
Give it a try sometime, even if you like regular cheese. This is definitely a healthier way to add some great flavour to your food!