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3 Ingredient Vegan Cheese Sauce

I came up with this new Vegan Cheese Sauce recipe when I simply needed something to dip in. This easy recipe contains only 3 ingredients and it is an incredibly delicious: cheesy, creamy,  rich, delicious, mouthwatering, satisfying – I never expect this Vegan Cheese Sauce to come out like this.

A small bowls with the Vegan Cheese Sauce is placed on a bed to tortilla chips.

This recipe will be a basic staple in your house not only because it’s delicious. It’s a time saver as well. You only need to soak the cashews for 15 minutes and then switch on the blender to get this quick Vegan Cheese Sauce to blow you away.

At first sight, this is a basic easy recipe, but I guarantee this is not a boring or bland creation. You can enjoy the Vegan Cheese Sauce. Not only as dip for nachos or vegetable sticks – as I did –  you can also use it as pasta sauce, in casseroles, sandwiches, wraps. Infinite possibilities.

Vegan Cheese Sauce with tortilla chips.

This Vegan Cheese Sauce recipe is made with only 3 natural ingredients, no preservatives or other gimmicks. Simply 3 absolutely approachable ingredients which all of you guys mostly have in your pantry. No need for extra grocery shopping!

All you have to do after 15 minutes of soaking the cashews is to drain them and put them into a blender with 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth and 1 Tbs tahini. This combination is right for me. If you like the taste stronger, just play around a bit with the ingredients.

With this Vegan Cheese Sauce there is no end to your creativity. I know all of you guys are addicted to Mac & Cheese and you can whip it up in minutes with this sauce recipe.

Top view on the Vegan Cheese Sauce in a small bowl.

Make this 3 Ingredient Vegan Cheese Sauce

This oil free recipe includes just a little tahini paste (1 Tbs)  and the cashews so there is no extra need and use for oil. Good for all of you who need or want  to watch your oil intake. The third  ingredient, the vegetable broth, is completely fat free and adds  flavor to this vegan cheese sauce recipe.

I think this recipe will impress all your guests of you bringing this fast recipe to a party table with some veggie sticks, or vegan crackers,  or tortilla chips. No one will guess that it is made with only 3 ingredients and there is no nutritional yeast or cheese substitutes in here. I think even meat lovers will  adore  the cheesy taste so this one will be a good start to include more veggies in your nutrition.

This dip perfectly pairs to cucumber, carrot or bell pepper sticks as well. You should definitely give it a try to know how incredibly easy and wonderful a all natural vegan cheese sauce recipe tastes.

Collage of two pictures of the Vegan Cheese Sauce with recipe title text.

I’m really excited to hear your feedback and thoughts about my Vegan Cheese Sauce. Just tag me on Facebook and Instagram, snap a picture and let’s meet over there. See you soon and enjoy, Florian.

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Vegan Cheese Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

I came up with this new Vegan Cheese Sauce recipe when I simply needed something to dip in. This easy recipe contains only 3 ingredients and it is a incredibly delicious: cheeesy, creamy, rich, delicious, mouthwatering, satisfying – I never expected this Vegan Cheese Sauce to come out like this.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked in hot water for 15 minutes)
  • 1 1/4 (300 ml) cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbs tahini sesame paste

Instructions

  1. After soaking the cashews in hot water for 15 minutes, drain them and transfer to a blender.
  2. Add vegetable broth and tahini. Process until smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 3.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 522mgCarbohydrates: 4.3gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.3gProtein: 4.2g

Amber

Monday 11th of January 2021

I'm allergic to sesame. Any suggestions for someone who can't have tahini?

Florian

Monday 11th of January 2021

Hi Amber! You can try cashew, almond or peanut butter. Hope that helps.

Sophie

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Hi! I love using this in place of normal bechamel but can you freeze it? I made a lasagne yesterday and there’s way too much!

Thank you! I love your recipes (and I’m only a vegetarian!)

Florian

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Hi Sophie! You can freeze it in an airtight container or freezer bag. Keep in mind to thaw completely before using. Hope that helps.

Linda Garcia Plett

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

How long before it spoils? We made vegan cheese with cashews before, but don ’t know how long they keep.

Florian

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

Hi Linda! It will last for 1 week properly stored. Hope that helps.

Brent Gee

Monday 4th of May 2020

need a recipe for vegan and gluten free meal for a member of my team who recently had a baby. making the enchiladas. i saw in the comments that the cashews can be raw or roasted. do the cashews need to be salt free?

Florian

Monday 4th of May 2020

Hi Brent! If you use salted cashews, keep in mind that the result of the sauce will be more of the salty side. Hope that helps.

Heidi

Friday 20th of March 2020

would this work with raw sunflower seeds in the place of the cashews?

Florian

Friday 20th of March 2020

Hi Heidi! It will work but the taste and texture will be really different. Let me know how it goes.

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