Fresh Cheesy Herb Sauce with a Little Zest!

Zesty Cheesy Herb Sauce

Recipe by Katie Mae

Makes about 3 cups | Ready in 5 minutes, not including soak time
| Stores 1 week in fridge


    1 cup cashews soaking in 1 cup water for 30 minutes
    ¼ cup nutritional yeast
    2 lemons, juiced
    2 teaspoons garlic granules
    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
    3 cups basil leaves, loosely packed
    2 cups parsley leaves, loosely packed



  1. Add cashews, soak water, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, and optional red pepper flakes to a blender. Blend until smooth. The longer the cashews soak for, the creamier they will be.
  2. Add fresh herbs and pulse a few times until they are finely chopped. You should see tiny pieces of herbs and the sauce should have a light green color.

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This is by far my favorite “cheesy” sauce. Between the fresh herbs with a vibrant punch and the cheesiness from the nutritional yeast, this sauce can make the simplest of foods taste remarkable.

When I’m having something simple, like steamed veggies, plain beans, or a potato waffle, I LOVE topping it off with the Zesty Cheezy Herb Sauce.

From start to finish, this sauce takes no more than a couple minutes to make. Plus, I love that I can add fresh herbs right out of my balcony garden!

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