A simple dairy-free ‘cheese’ sauce ideal for vegan mac and cheese or cauliflower gratin. Try it drizzled over baked or steamed vegetables. Or in a pasta bake. Enjoy.
Dairy-Free ‘Cheese’ Sauce
- 2 cups soy or almond milk
- 3 tablespoons cornflour or try chickpea (besan) flour (more if required)
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon hot English mustard or mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic granules or powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder or salt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan.
- Whisk mixture until no lumps remain.
- Place saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring mixture to boil, whisking continuously to prevent lumps or sticking to bottom of pan.
- Continue whisking until the sauce begins to thicken, usually a few minutes after sauce has reached the boil.
- Turn down heat and continue whisking a further minute or so.
- Taste test and adjust salt and pepper to your liking.
- Serve drizzled over baked vegetables or combine into a potato, pasta, cauliflower or broccoli bake.
Chickpea flour, also known as besan flour, is made from ground chickpeas and can generally be found in the health food aisle in the supermarket. It is a great thickener alternative in this ‘cheese’ sauce recipe for those who eat gluten-free. It can also be used as an egg substitute for vegans.