Cheese Sauce for Nachos - Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free

Tangy Cheddar Sauce for Nachos

This dairy-free cheese sauce is vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free, but full of flavour!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 73 kcal
Cheryl (Eat What You Sow) (Adapted from the Uncheese Cookbook)


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup cashew pieces
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds (can use tahini)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp onion granules
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp ground dill seed (I use whole seed, but slightly more)
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 rounded tbsp cornstarch


  1. Add everything directly to blender jar. Process for 2 minutes (or more if not using a high-speed blender). 

    Pour into small pot and whisk until thick and bubbling. 

    Use as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Tangy Cheddar Sauce for Nachos
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.