Yumm Sauce Copycat (Nut-Free!)
I love anything with nutritional yeast in it. For some reason that stuff is completely addictive to me. I adore it on popcorn (try it!) And I knew I loved yum sauce for reason... nutritional yeast! The problem is that the stuff has nuts in it! Come on now... So I had to try to make something like it. Now I make no claims to this being perfect. Its damn good though. Try it on rice and beans, on a burrito, a salad, as a dip for vegetables (or french fries!!) or whatever else you can think of! (If you have a great thing to put it on let us know in the comments!)
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (Not active dry or brewers yeast!!! This stuff is yellow and flakey. You can get it in the bulk sections of any health food store.)
1 cup water
2 large cloves of garlic, smashed
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp mild curry powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Optional: To make a spicy "smokey" version add 1/4-1/2 tsp chipotle powder
Put everything into your food processor or blender and give it a good whirl. 30 seconds or so should be good. Scrape down the sides and blend it again for 30 seconds.
Put into a jar and stick in the fridge for at least 12 hours but preferably 24 so all of the flavors can mingle and do their thing. I promise it is worth the wait, the flavor does change. Keep it refrigerated and it should last a week or so.
: 2 Tablespoons
PointsPlus per serving
Yields about 16 servings.
Calories: 40 Total Fat: 3.3 grams Total Carbohydrates: 1.7 grams Fiber: .8 grams Protein: 1.6 grams