Lions & Tigers & Bears OH MY! Or should it be Nutrional Yeast, Garlic & Jalapenos- Oh My? I was craving some gooey cheesy goodness because I ran across an ad for Vegan Queso. Well, after finding out it’s not sold near me, I knew where to start looking for a recipe. Susan Voisin at FatFreeVegan.com has converted almost every food I love already. With a tweak tweak here and a tweak tweak there, using what I had and adapting it to my tastes, here’s what I came up with.
*Please be advised that my version is nose running good & hot.
My motto is “if a little hot is good, more is better” so tweak it to suit YOUR taste buds now.
Hot & Spicy Queso Sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup low fat soymilk
1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/2 Tbs. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. horseradish mustard
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1 Tbs. tahini
2 shakes cumin
3 spoons of pickled jalapenos
2 cubes pressed/dried cilantro
1/2 + cup drained zesty jalapeno diced tomatoes
- Blend all ingredients (except tomatoes) until smooth.
- Pour into a medium saucepan
- Stir constantly over med-hi heat & bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to med/med-low
- Add spicy tomatoes
- Continue stirring till thick and smooth.
I poured some over a bowl of black beans and ate it with some lentil chips. I can imagine nachos supreme, taco salad & quesadillas making good use of this deliciousness.
How would you use it?