Wannabe Yummy Sauce Recipe

Have you ever ate a sauce so good that you want to pour it on everything? That is how I feel about Cafe Yumm’s delicious sauce.  Cafe Yumm is a mostly vegetarian casual restaurant located in Eugene, Oregon founded by Mark and Mary Ann Beauchamp. I never heard of them before, but my friends keep raving about how good this bean sauce is on everything.  I finally tried it myself and was blow away by the incredible flavors.  It’s rich and creamy with a bit of tang.  Not to mention, the umami flavors.  As for its nutrition, it’s on par with hummus but with more protein and vitamin b. It’s pretty much the restaurant’s calling card.  So much so that, they even sell a commercial bottle of their sauce in grocery stores within the Pacific Northwest.  While that’s convenient, why buy when you can make it yourself.  Besides, I prefer to know what’s in my food when I’m cooking at home.

mmmm-sauce

The Yummy Sauce Recipe was inspired by Cafe Yumm! and this recipe.

Makes 1 1/2 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of filtered water
  • 1/4 cup of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried cilantro
  • dash of cumin

Equipment:

  • Food Processor
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups

Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Add the sunflower oil, almond flour, chickpeas, water, and lemon juice into the food processor. Blend all the wet ingredients until everything is well incorporated.
  • Step 2 – Add cumin, curry powder, oregano, cilantro, and nutritional yeast and blend for a couple of minutes or until the entire mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Step 3 - The sauce is ready to be devoured.  However, if you can resist the temptation, the sauce will be even better if you put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.  For even better results, let it sit overnight.  This lets all the flavors to really sink in and blend together.  For leftover sauce, keep covered in the refrigerator. It lasts for 7-10 days. The portion size of this recipe can easily be increased or decreased, just double or half the amount of ingredients.

That’s pretty simple right? The number uses for this sauce is endless. You can spread it on a gyro, put it on top of a salad, add a bit to your soup, even straight up take a sip, or whatever you like. I know many of you will want to throw this sauce on everything.  Trust me I did that too, but don’t get too crazy with eating too much.  It’s healthy but it still has a bit of calories and fat. One of my personal favorites is to eat this awesome sauce with the original “yumm bowl” that includes black beans, avocado, jasmine rice, tomatoes, avocado, olives and cilantro. Give it a go and let me know how it goes.

 

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