Batista’s Nacho Cheese Sauce

A Wonderful All-Purpose Cheese Sauce

This week I had the privilege of a visit from my good friends from West Virginia, and they graciously shared their family’s favorite (plant-based) cheese recipe. It is quick and easy, with a cheese-sauce like texture, and an amazing taste. This is indeed an all-purpose cheese, and can be used in so many different and creative ways. Today the Batista family shows us how to make nachos, but they also share ideas of other ways to use this cheese. We had a lot of fun filming this video, hope you enjoy it!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1/2 cup cashews

1/4 cup white flour or tapioca starch

1  (4oz) jar pimentos

1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons onion powder

Chipotle powder to taste.

 

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients in a Vita Mix blender on high until thick.  Enjoy!

*If you do not have a Vita Mix blender:  blend all ingredients in a regular household blender until smooth.  Pour cheese mixture into a sauce pan and cook until thick.

 

10 Replies to "Batista's Nacho Cheese Sauce"

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    Emerson
    December 8, 2016 (3:27 pm)
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    Great Job – it yummy!

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    Michele Blair
    December 8, 2016 (6:13 pm)
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    I will try it! It sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Michele Blair
    December 8, 2016 (6:19 pm)
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    Forgot to mention that I LOVED the video! That was great!! Everyone growing up so fast!! God bless you all!

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    OE
    December 11, 2016 (10:47 pm)
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    Hi Chef Ani,

    We learned about you from the Batista’s and are enjoying your site.

    Victoria Valeris shared that you took chef school in New York – please tell us what school you attended and what you thought of it?

    Thanks!
    OE

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      Ani
      January 10, 2017 (7:24 pm)
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      Hi OE!

      How neat that you heard about my website through the Batistas! Wonderful Family!
      I graduated from The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC! It was a great experience and I learned a lot!

      Thank you for your support!

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    Madison Dye
    January 17, 2017 (5:15 pm)
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    Hey Ani!! I just found ur website on Pinterest. I have heard a lot about you from the Batista’s. I love their cheese!! Looking forward to trying some of ur recipes!!

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      Ani
      January 18, 2017 (9:33 am)
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      Thank you so much, Madison! I have to agree with you that the Batista cheese is amazing:) Thank you for your support!

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    Nicole
    February 9, 2017 (12:44 pm)
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    This is our first time cooking the sauce with a Vitamix! Thanks to the Batista Family and to you! I’m so excited I didn’t have to take the extra step and time to heat over a stove.

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      Ani
      February 15, 2017 (8:17 am)
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      Thank you for your comment, Nicole! Yes, the Vitamix is a timesaver:) A staple appliance in our house!

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