Thanks to Mama Pea I’ve discovered the joy of Mmm Sauce. I’m one of those people who can read a recipe and tell if I’ll like something or not. One read of this recipe though, and I wasn’t sure, but I knew I had to try it. I rarely use raw almonds to make creamy dips/sauces. Maybe this is because I find that soaked cashews blend better. Either way, I had a plan. I decided I’d pulse the almonds to nearly dust in my food processor before adding liquid to the mix. This was a great idea.
Mmm Sauce (doubled)
Pulse in food processor the following dry ingredients:
1/2 c raw almonds (not soaked)
heaping 1/2 c nutritional yeast
1 1/2 t curry powder
1 t oregano
1 t cilantro
1/2 t salt
1 t garlic powder
pulse until well combined and almonds are ground, then add
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c hulled chickpeas
2/3 c water
1 T low sodium tamari
5 T lemon juice
process until smooth, this took my food processor a minute or less.
Yield: 2-2 1/2 cups
Serve on EVERYTHING. Try not to eat it all at once…it may not look like much, but it’s addictive I tell you.
The only change I can see myself making to this recipe is reducing or omitting the olive oil and subbing more water or more water+chickpeas blended, and I can see myself removing the curry/reducing the lemon for an overall different flavor. For example, lime juice would be appropriate, and you could use curry paste for extra oomph that doesn’t taste as…yellow as curry powder.