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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

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  • Raj says:

    This recipe was “shovel into mouth with my fists” good.

    I used the cashew method, no dill seed. I first blended the cashews and sesame seeds to a paste in a very dry bowl before adding the rest of the ingredients for extra smoothness.

    Also a small splash (maybe 1/4 teaspoon?) of mesquite liquid smoke, and some fresh coriander/cilantro (maybe 1/4 cup chopped leaves & roots) blended through.

    5 Stars. Do it! Now!!!