Recipe: Nacho Mmmm Sauce
A recipe for an “mmmm sauce” with a Mexican twist.
Makes 1½ cups of sauce
2 / 3 cup prepared or homemade salsa
1 / 3 cup water
¼ cup raw almonds
¼ cup cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
¼ cup nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried cilantro or 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1. Combine salsa, water, almonds, chickpeas, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, salt, chili powder, cumin and cilantro in a food processor or high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Pour sauce into a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Sarah Matheny, “More Peas, Thank You” (Harlequin, $21.95), Austin American-Statesman