Smoky Queso Sauce
Yield: about 2 cups
This easy-cheesy sauce is great for nachos or folded into cooked pasta for a zesty mac and cheese. If chopped pimientos are unavailable, you can substitute 3 tablespoons chopped roasted red bell pepper.
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups plain unsweetened almond milk or water
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed. Use as desired.
Recipe by Chic Vegan at