MMM Sauce

I’ve been eyeing this sauce for a while on Mama Pea’s website. She pretty much eats it on everything. The sauce is similar to hummus in texture and taste, but has a little more spice to it due to some curry powder, garlic and oregano. I tried it on lentils, on salad, with raw veggies, I even dipped pita chips in it. It’s versatile, what can I say.

I was so excited to try this sauce that I missed a few things… When I scanned through the recipe, I quickly looked through the ingredients and thought “Yup we have everything except the yeast.” So I went to the grocery store and bought three packets of yeast. In line at the store, I did think to myself “this is a little weird, yeast in a dressing, oh well.” I came home, printed my recipe, marched into the kitchen to get started and scanned through the ingredients list: “Chickpeas…check!” “Lemon…check!” “Nutritional yeast…not so much.” Apparently yeast and nutritional yeast are very different and in my rush to get started I hadn’t read through my ingredients thoroughly…we also didn’t have dried cilantro…both ingredients that the original recipe asked for. So I forged ahead and the sauce is DELICIOUS without either. My mother likes to tell me that when you make a  mistake in the kitchen it just means that you created a new recipe (words to live by!).

MMM Sauce

From this recipe by Mama Pea

Makes 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. canola oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 1/4 c. almonds
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 1/4 c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 1/2 T. lemon juice (juice from one lemon)
  • 1 t. minced garlic
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3/4 t. curry powder
  • 1/2 t. dried oregano
  • 1/4 c. nutritional yeast (I omitted)
  • 1/2 t. dried cilantro (I omitted)

Directions:

  1. In a high speed blender or food processor, combine oil, almonds, water and chickpeas.  Blend until relatively smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until serving. Add water if your sauce is too thick. (It tends to thicken as it cools.)

I spread it on my toast this morning… and I licked the spoon clean. Is it to clichey to say “mmmm?”

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3 responses to “MMM Sauce

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  3. tina

    yummy i make a version of this pretty much every week- sometimes changing it up with peanut butter, tomatoes, adding different spices, the possibilities are endless!!!!

    next time you gotta add nutritional yeast… it makes it super “cheezy” and even yummier! i use it a lot in salad dressings and hummus as well… scary to use at first, but its sooooooo good!

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