No, it's not cheese, although it's creamy, thick, spicy and dreamy just like nacho cheese. If you are trying to avoid dairy products but you 'just can’t live without cheese,' this recipe is for you. You have to try this vegan-melted cheese that doesn't include tons of nuts, it's simply made from potatoes and carrots! Very quick and easy to make, you just need to boil a big fat potato together with half the amount of carrots, blend it with some garlic, oil, salt and other off-the-shelf ingredients until it's completely smooth, creamy, tangy and perfect. For extra spicy warmth, mix in a dash of cayenne pepper or pickled jalapeños in a true Mexican-style. Other than on nachos, you could also enjoy this 'cheese' over pizza, macaroni or any dish that calls for some cheesy goodness!
1. Gather the ingredients
- 2 cups of diced potatoes
- 1 cup of diced carrots
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp. of salt
- 1 tbsp. of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast flakes
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 leaf of negui or spring onion (for garnish)
2. Chop the potatoes and carrots
Chop the potatoes and carrots into small chunks, the smaller they are, the faster they will cook.
Boil the vegetables until soft. Drain and let them cool down.
Blend the potatoes and carrots together with the water, oil, salt, lemon juice and yeast flakes. Add more water, oil or flakes if you need to and keep blending until the cheese is extremely smooth.
5. Get the right cheesy texture
Add more water, oil or flakes if you need to and keep blending until the cheese is extremely smooth and similar to the non-vegan version.
Decorate your homemade vegan cheese with spring onion, jalapeños or a dash of cayenne pepper for some extra spicy warmth, and enjoy together with your favorite Mexican-style crunchy tortilla chips.