Vegan Chickpea Jalapeño Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

by | January 10, 2019

Love cream sauces? Try this healthy vegan nacho cheese sauce recipe with a delicious chickpea and Jalapeño twist.

Salsa, guacamole, and nacho cheese. The perfect trio to top a big stack of crispy tortilla chips. A huge part about being plant-based vegan is the creativity involved. You can take healthy foods and mix them together to make a delicious replication of an otherwise fattening dairy sauce. Normally cashews are the go-to for a vegan cream sauce, and for good reason because of the flavors they can take on so well. But I prefer chickpeas because they are lower in fat and are a great source of protein. I also added a jalapeño to give it a little bit of a bite, but the good thing is if you want to keep milder omit the pepper just like that. Alternatively, if you like it spicy don’t be afraid to throw a few seeds into the blender. Regardless, if you like a little spice or a little more subtle, this nacho cheese sauce recipe is quick and a great addition to taco night with the family or a simple dip for the freshly opened bag of chips.

Chickpea Jalapeño Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Chickpea Jalapeño Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded
  • 2 cups water

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process until completely smooth. If you feel that it is a little thick, add another 1/4 cup water.
  2. To warm, place a serving in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 10-second increments, stirring in between, until desired temperature is reached.

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Lindsay Robeson

Lindsay lives a plant-based life in Arizona with her husband and 2 little girls. She believes in the healing power of plants and is loving all the of the benefits. She would love to be given the opportunity to inspire everyone to live the plant life without sacrificing the taste of food. Check her out on Instagram, Website, and Facebook.

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