Creamy Scallion Basil Sauce

Today I’m sharing a simple, easy to put together, no cook sauce. And I mean, literally no cooking; just add ingredients, and blend! When you have incredibly aromatic herbs and veggies, they do all the work in turning what seems like a few basic ingredients into a sauce so delicious that I’ve been eating it with everything! This was the sauce I served with the crispy rice balls recipe published a couple of days ago.

Typically herb sauces are more pesto like, but this sauce with its creaminess is something special. Using a high powered like vitamix helps give it that fluffiness. Another key is the addition of nutritional yeast to lend it’s unique cheesy savory flavor. I’m telling you, this one’s a keeper. It stores in the fridge up to a week in an airtight container.

Over the past week, I’ve used it as a pasta sauce, as a dressing for my salads, a dipping sauce for crispy appetizers, and as a sandwich spread. Go ahead, give it a try.

Ingredients:
2 cups scallions/green onions (the green part only)
1 cup packed fresh basil
2 tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1/4 cup vegan parmesan
1 tsp red chilli flakes optional
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup water

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a blender. Pulse a few times first. Then start blending on a lower speed, slowly increasing it to high. Blend until smooth and it’s done!

Head on over to the previous post to see how to make these delicious crispy rice & potato balls! <3

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