Pimento “Cheese” Sauce
1 cup water
3/4 cup cashew pieces or tahini
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds or 1 Tbsp. tahini
3 Tbsp. yeast flakes
1 1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup pimentos
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/8 tsp. dill seed, optional
• Blend all ingredients on high for 1 to 2 minutes until creamy.
Variation: In place of 3/4 cup cashews, use 6 Tbsp. cashews and 6 Tbsp. tahini. Omit sesame seeds. This gives it a mild cheesy flavor.
Note: When using cashews, pour the sauce into a saucepan and cook over medium-high, stirring constantly until thickened.
Makes 2 1/4 cups