Vegan Nacho Cheese (Nut Free)

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The time has come to bring up a very important topic on my blog… CHEESE!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fiend for cheese and I have very high standards. Unfortunately, dairy-free cheeses do not have the best reputation because they either taste terrible, do not melt or have funky textures. Although I have not ventured into creating my own solid cheeses yet, I have experimented with nacho-style cheese and I think I am on to something.

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To make matters even better, this recipe has no soaking of cashews involved. The consistency is perfect to pour all over your favorite mexi bowl, chips, tacos or even in a crunch wrap.

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Vegan Nacho Cheese (DF + NF)

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large russet potato, diced
  • 1 whole carrot, diced (or 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash of turmeric
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp+ 2 tsp olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add diced carrots and potatoes to boiling water. Boil for about 15-20 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Drain. Let cool for a few minutes while adding the rest of the listed ingredients to a high-speed blender. Then add potatoes and carrots. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add to your favorite recipe or use as a chip dip! You can keep this cheese in the fridge for 5-7 days in an airtight container.

 

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Happy cooking,

Sherise Rae