Erin’s Awesome Nacho Sauce

I’ve been working on a good healthier version of nacho cheese sauce. I have hit the jack pot with this version of this nacho sauce. I use cashews as the cream instead of the hormone regular kind and I use almond milk instead as well. I would use all-natural raw version of milk but I don’t have access to raw milk, so using alternative ingredients works better. I did find raw cheddar cheese which I love and use that for a cheesier taste. Adjust seasonings to your liking. Enjoy! :O)

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno minced
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped or minced (your preference)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup cashews (soaked before hand)
  • ½ cup bone broth or other broth
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon, juiced
  • 1 overflowing cup raw cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Pour ½ cup of cashews into a container and add water and allow to soak 1-2 hours or up to over night.
  2. Put one cup of almond milk and the lemon juice in a bowl and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Mince the onion, jalapeno, garlic, and tomatoes using cheese grater. Set aside.
  4. Grate the cheddar cheese and set aside.
  5. Take the soaked cashews and broth to a blender and mix well.
  6. Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over low heat in a saucepan. Add the onion, green chile, tomato, garlic, turmeric, paprika and cayenne pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until ingredients are dissolved.
  7. Add the flour, and continue to cook on low for another 2 minutes.
  8. Add the almond milk mixture, cashew mixture, salt and pepper. Stir. Then add the cheese and let it melt and stir until it becomes the consistency you like.
  9. If you need to smooth out the cheese sauce you can transfer to the blender for a finishing touch.
  10. Serve with chips. Enjoy! :O)

For more ways to change unhealthy recipes to healthier versions contact me at Health With Erin. ❤

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