This Vegan Yum Sauce is my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It’s ultra-creamy, full of flavor, and has 10 grams of protein in just 2 tablespoons!
My sister’s best known dinner recipe is dino nuggets. As in, the frozen dinosaur shaped chicken nugget-flavored product. But when I was visiting her in Hawaii this summer, she offered to make this vegan yum sauce to go on our veggie buddha bowls and I was, as the kids say, shook. After standing over the blender throwing in the most random assortment of ingredients—chickpeas, tofu, nutritional yeast, and the like—the result was the creamiest, richest sauce that paired perfectly with our sweet potato and kale vegetable bowls.
She picked up the recipe in Portland, inspired by the infamous Yumm Sauce at Cafe Yumm. But for us folk who can’t get our hands on the real stuff, this Vegan Yum Sauce packs in all that flavor with a quick blitz of the blender!
How to make yum sauce video
Ingredients in yumm sauce
The main ingredients in this Vegan Yum Sauce are chickpeas, nutritional yeast, silken tofu, almonds, and curry powder. Together they create a sauce that is so dreamy and creamy while also being insanely healthy.
This sauce is great on these Buddha bowls, which is how I served it at a Return to Sender dinner party a few weeks back to celebrate their new collection of fair trade home goods. Check out the video of our dinner party (along with a sneak peak at our new kitchen renovation)!
Hungry for more dips and sauces? Try these!
- Hidden Spinach Guacamole
- Black Bean Dip
- Romesco Sauce
- Babaga-hummus (Babaganoush + Hummus)
- Feta Tzatziki Sauce
- The BEST Cashew Queso
- ½ cup canned chickpeas 100 g, keep juice from the can
- ½ cup nutritional yeast 50 g
- ½ cup silken tofu 100 g
- ¼ cup slivered almonds 40 g
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice 30 mL
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp curry powder
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup chickpea juice 60 mL
- Add all ingredients except chickpea juice to a blender. Blitz until smooth, slowly adding chickpea juice until you reach a thick, pourable consistency.