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Touchdown Spicy Cheese Dip

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This Touchdown Spicy Cheese Dip is amazing!  The nutritional yeast is the key ingredient here to give it that cheesy flavor.  So my recommendation is to get a really good quality nutritional yeast.  I prefer Red Star brand.  I have tried several other brands and the flavor just doesn’t  measure up.  Nutritional yeast is rich in vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins.

I made this “cheese” sauce today and my husband was moaning with each bite.  I then took it to the store to test it out on the employees and they too really loved it.  This is a keeper!!  If you don’t care for heat in your foods, you can easily omit the crushed dried pepper and it will still taste amazing.  This sauce pairs wonderfully with flax crackers, corn chips,  veggies,  on top of zucchini noodles, nachos, as a base to making kale chips,  goodness, I could go on and on.   I call this Touchdown Spicy Cheese Dip because it reminds me of the perfect cheese dip to serve during the Superbowl and the other 364 days in between.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup  water
  • 1 large red bell pepper, reseeded and rough chopped
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 2 hrs
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Preparation:

  • Soak the cashew nuts for at least 2 hours, this will help to soften the nuts to make a smooth, creamy sauce.
  • In your blender combine; red bell pepper, water and lemon juice.  Blend till the pepper is well liquefied.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Store in the fridge in an air tight sealed container.

 

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16 thoughts on “Touchdown Spicy Cheese Dip

  1. Hayden says:

    How long will the dip keep?

  2. Debbie says:

    Can xanthan gum be used instead of Irish moss?

    • amie-sue says:

      Debbie,

      I haven’t tried myself, so I can promise the outcome… it should work but it will an experiment. This is how it is recommended to be used:

      Mix 1/8 tsp xanthan gum for each cup of liquid in your recipe. First, dissolve the xanthan gum in a little bit of water (or other liquid if your recipe does not call for water) and then mix it in with the larger batch. Do not try to mix it by hand, as it will “gum” almost instantly and form clumps. It must be in motion from the moment it is incorporated into the liquid.

      If it were me, I would use ground chia seeds to stay more natural and healthier. I would grind about 2 Tbsp worth nice and fine and add it to the cheese sauce. Good luck and let me know if you try any of these. amie sue

  3. Debbie says:

    Thank you!

  4. Elzbiea says:

    Hello again,

    Matter of fact I love your blog.. It is possible to use tofu instead of one cup raw cashews for touchdown spicy cheese dip?

    • amie-sue says:

      I would think so Elzbiea. I don’t every use tofu since I have to stay away from soy so I am not really familiar with working with it. Worth a try though. amie sue

  5. Jennifer says:

    I just had to say how spectacular your site is! My goodness! I’m raving about it to my husband! =D I’ve been eating completely raw for the month of February. I was searching for some fresh and delicious ideas when I came across your beautiful site. Thank yo so much for sharing such remarkable recipes and information!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh thank you Jennifer… I appreciate your kind words! I hope that you find great encouragement through my site. If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask. I do my best to respond as soon as I can. Many blessing on your journey… amie sue

  6. Adaria says:

    Hello Amie-Sue! thank you SO much for all of your delicious recipes… absolutely LOVE :) this spicy cheese dip – quite simply, incredibly delicious!! I made this exactly per your recipe and it turned out *purrrfect*.

    Just FYI, I served it on my “Almost Raw Tacos”: Canned Trader Joe’s non-fat refried beans (had these hanging around for emergency provisions, but normally I make my own from scratch – great in a pinch when inspiration hits!); a lettuce/greens mix of romaine, kale, and arugula; folded within a corn tortilla brushed with olive oil and gently warmed in the oven until nicely pliable (I used Trader Joe’s Corn Tortillas as they are white corn and do not have any additives). Then I added slices of avocado, some sliced black olives, and my own fresh/raw salsa. THEN, to top it all off: your awesome spicy cheese dip & voila! a quick and scrumptious meal!

    • amie-sue says:

      Well darn you Adaria! You got my stomach grumbling! haha That sounds deeeeliiiicious! Thank you for sharing… now I have to go to bed hungry hehe. Many blessings, amie sue

  7. Bonnie says:

    I had this dip at a branding meeting yesterday for Mrs. Green’s World. It blew me away. So spicy and wonderful. I’ve been struggling with fun, healthy snack items to compliment my nutritarian diet. This was absolutely perfect! And the crackers were AMAZING

  8. Bonnie says:

    I had this dip yesterday at a branding meeting for Mrs. Green’s World. It was absolutely fantastic! Great compliment to my sometimes uneventful nutritarian diet. Thanks, Amie Sue! And the crackers were divine!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Bonnie…. so glad that you enjoyed it!! It was such an honor and blessing to make some raw treats for you all. Have a blessed day, amie sue

  9. Misty says:

    Oh my… wow! This recipe is to die for!! Thanks!! :-)

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