My husband is not a condiment or sauce eater. He is blessed – because all my added calories come from those delicious things. However, the favorite local chain, Cafe Yumm!, has become a staple in our home – a sauce that my hubs can’t get enough of (and neither can I). The Yumm! Bowl is a weekly dish, thus, to save a pretty penny, I played around with some recipes for Yumm! Sauce and found one that is, well, yummy.
Here is a proper Yumm! Bowl:
Yumm! Bowl (from bottom of bowl, up): 1 cup jasmine rice; 1/2 cup black beans; approx. 2 Tbsp. Yumm! Sauce (or more to liking); shredded cheddar cheese; salsa; avocado; olives; sour cream; top with fresh cilantro.
See here for my Baby Yumm! Bowl invention using rice cereal.
And now for the sauce…
A lot of retailers outside of Cafe Yumm! now sell Yumm! Sauce, but it can be pretty spendy. However, if you want to try the sauce out before making a batch, check here for your local seller.
Yumm! Sauce Recipe
For 8 cups
(I bought all of this at Sherm’s grocery and it cost approximately $15 and I made about 9-cups)
- 1 cup canola oil (preferably cold pressed)
- 1 cup almonds (for a creamier sauce, use almond flour)
- 2/3 cup nutritional yeast (available at Whole Foods or grocery stores that carry bulk)
- 1 cup chickpeas or 1 cup garbanzo beans , cooked (these take a long time to cook if you buy them non-cooked in bulk to save $, make sure you look at how-to-cook before)
- 1/2 cup soybeans , cooked (not green edamame beans)- (these also take a long time to cook/soak overnight, so make sure to check how-to-cook)
- 1 cup filtered water (important for flavor)
- 1 cup lemon juice (fresh is best)
- 2 -4 garlic clove (small to medium size)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried cilantro
In a blender or food processor blend almonds beans and oil.
Add all other ingredients and puree until creamy smooth.
Cover and let stand in the refrigerator for one hour.
Don’t cover to tight, remember the yeast.