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Zesty Jalapeño Cheese Sauce

Zesty Jalapeño Nacho Cheese Sauce

$4.21 recipe | $0.12 serving
This zesty jalapeño nacho cheese sauce will change your life forever. It's creamy, spicy, and most importantly, cheesy. Your new favorite dip has arrived.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan, Western
Servings 35 servings
Calories 39 kcal

Equipment

  • High-speed blender

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup cashews ($1.72)
  • 1 whole pickled jalapeño ($0.27)
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast ($1.96)
  • ½ cup water ($0.00)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice ($0.12)
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes ($0.01)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1 tsp onion powder ($0.08)
  • ¼ tsp chili powder ($0.01)
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste ($0.02)

Instructions
 

  • Soak cashews overnight, or for at least 1-2 hours in boiling water before making this recipe (soaking cashews causes them to soften up, so you'll be less likely to end up with a grainy texture).
  • Next, add all of the ingredients to your blender and mix on high until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add jalapeños and red pepper flakes for heat, lime for more tang, or more liquid if you want it to be runnier.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, as a topping for stuffed potatoes, or as a buddha bowl sauce. Store leftovers in a mason jar or container in the fridge for 7-10 days.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Zesty Jalapeño Nacho Cheese Sauce
Serving Size
 
1 tbsp
Amount per Serving
Calories
39
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1.8
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.3
g
2
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.9
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
23
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
96.2
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
4.6
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1.1
g
5
%
Sugar
 
0.5
g
1
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
23.2
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1.1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
15.3
mg
2
%
Iron
 
0.5
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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