This cheesy sauce is so good, I think nonvegans could be fooled. Before going vegan, I used to love mixing salsa with Velveeta cheese (talk about heart attack on a plate), and this recipe is reminiscent of that unhealthy treat. Nutritional yeast is full of healthy vitamins, minerals, and protein so this cheese sauce is like a health food (don’t tell your guests).
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (not bread yeast)
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup soy milk (or water)
- 1/4 cup of salsa
- 1 teaspoon of Earth Balance buttery spread (optional)
Mix dry ingredients in a small sauce pan. Add milk, whisk well. Heat over medium low (4 out of 10 on my stove), stirring constantly. Heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add salsa and Earth Balance. Stir and heat for another minute. Serve as close to immediately as possible. If you need to put it on hold and keep it hot, turn to the lowest setting and stir often, add more soy milk if it thickens. We love it on tortilla chips, rice, veggies; really it is good on EVERYTHING!
This recipe makes about one cup of sauce. One half of this recipe contains 103 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 7 grams of protein.