This Dairy Free Cashew Cheese Sauce is delicious. Two weeks ago we took the kids to the zoo. Afterward, we decided to try out a vegan restaurant here in Dallas called The Spiral Diner. The food was so good!
My husband got a vegan nacho plate and the cheese sauce was made from cashews. He liked it so much he decided to try to create his own cashew cheese sauce and after a few tries it worked out pretty good.
This dairy free cashew cheese sauce is really quite a good replica. We never would have thought to make a cashew cheese sauce.
A lot of vegan cheeses are soy based, but we wanted to do something different since a lot of people are avoiding soy these days. The cashews gave it a nice creamy feel.
This would not only be a good sauce to eat with nachos, but it makes a great base for a dairy free mac and cheese.
With so many kids having dairy allergies these days, it’s nice to have a soy free cheese option. To give this a cheesy flavor, we used nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, fiber and vitamin B12.
Here is a quick little video of my husband and daughter making this. For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.
Dairy Free Cashew Cheese Sauce
Yields 2 cups
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight and drained)
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- salt to taste
- Soak the cashews in water overnight.
- The next day, drain and rinse them.
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
You can store it in the fridge in an airtight container. Should keep for a few weeks. You may even be able to freeze it.