Easy Vegan Queso Sauce Recipe

 

I always have a lot of fun creating vegan sauces using tofu and the food processor. 

If there's one thing I've learned from so many years of watching TV cooking shows, it's that the sauce ties it all together. 

Just because we eat vegan doesn't mean we should go without that very important component that makes all the other parts sing. 

Using tofu makes sauce creation easy. No cooking is required and the sauces will never break or split. 

Once again, vegan cuisine proves superior. 

Recipe Ingredients
1/2 package silken firm tofu
1 jalapeno, deseeded
1 serrano, deseeded
6 cloves garlic
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, ground
3 tbls nutritional yeast powder or flakes
1/4 cup hot water
1 tbl hot sauce
1 tbl olive oil
1 tbl turmeric
1 tbl salt
1 tsp black pepper

Grind the sunflower seeds in a coffee or spice grinder until they are dust. 

Heat water and salt. You can use the microwave. I actually used some of the water from cooking pasta. So that's also an option. 

Add remaining ingredients and the sunflower seed dust to food processor. Carefully pour in the hot salted water. Allow to cool several minutes. Then puree until a smooth sauce emulsion is formed. 

It can be used as is or chilled  to thicken.