This vegan and soy-free Ste Martaen Cheese’s Olive mixes very well with the other vegan Pepper Jack cheese for vegan “nacho cheese” sauce adapted from Ste Martaen’s Nacho Cheese Sauce recipe with a slight modification. I am not a massive fan of olives in general and I can’t snack on them alone. If you are an olive fan, this vegan cheese is for you and it has green olives in it. I don’t mind making a nacho cheese sauce from olive cheese since you can’t taste the olives at all with combinations of powerful spices. This time, I used the vegan nacho cheese sauce for the vegan chili dog.
★ INGREDIENTS + NUTRITIONALS: purified water, agar, organic cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, tahini, sea salt, spices, pimientos, green olives, Dijon mustard, citric acid
8 teaspoons of minced garlic/garlic oil
2 green jalapenos, finely diced
2 green onions, diced
half of Ste Martaen Pepper jack, roughly chopped
half of Ste Martaen Olive, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons sea salt, add more to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil for cooking
Cilantro and tomatoes, diced and chopped for garnish
Heat 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin oil at medium in a medium saucepan. Add minced garlic, green onions and diced jalapeno. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Do not burn the garlic.
Add 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk and heat to near boil.
Add one half of the chopped cheese. Whisk until smooth.
Add 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk, add the last half of the cheese, whisk again until smooth.
Add all the spices (chili powder, sea salt, onion powder and chili flakes). Whisk again until smooth.
Keep the vegan nacho sauce at low heat to keep it runny. If you turned the heat off, it will be firm after 4-5 minutes. If firm again, re-heat it again at low heat, stir continuously until you get a runny nacho cheese.
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