I love cheese so my journey to eating vegan has not been easy. When I discovered nutritional yeast I was thrilled. It tastes like cheese and can be added to many recipes. Easy Vegan Cheese dip uses nutritional yeast mixed with spices, potatoes and carrots to make a soft cheese dip.
Traditional cheese dip contains colouring a preservatives. The colouring in easy vegan cheese dip comes from the turmeric. Turmeric is a healthy spice from India that contains cur cumin. Cur cumin has been shown to be an anti-inflammatory which contains antioxidants. It’s natural and good for you. There are no preservatives added to this cheese dip.
The recipe produces a looser dip but if you like a thicker dip heat the mixture on the stove for a few minutes until the mixture begins to thicken. The cornstarch in the mix will do this. You can also remove a little of the almond milk to make it thicker without sacrificing taste. Don’t remove too much though or you won’t be able to blend the ingredients smooth.
Easy vegan cheese dip is great with snacks or with appetizers. Serve with corn chips for a easy movie night snack. Pour over fluffy baked potatoes to liven up supper. You can also make vegan tacos and pour the sauce over top in the place of crumbled dairy cheese. Any way you use the dip you’re sure to love it.
Easy Vegan Cheese Dip
1 cup potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup almond milk
3 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp turmeric
Peel and chop potatoes into small pieces. Clean and chop carrots into small pieces. Add to a pot and boil until the vegetables are tender.
Drain vegetables and lightly mash to get most of the lumps out of the mixture.
Add the vegetables to a blender with oil, milk, juice, cornstarch, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and salt.
Place a tea towel over the blender lid and puree the contents until well mixed.
Pour from blender into your serving dish. Serve with corn chips, over baked potatoes or with tacos.
The dip can be served hot. Just put into a saucepan and heat gently until you reach the desired temperature whisking all the time.
For another crunchy treat try Caramel Corn.