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Vegan Yum Sauce

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!

This Vegan Yum Sauce if my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It's creamy, full of flavor, and has a healthy dose of protein!

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!

This Vegan Yum Sauce if my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It's creamy, full of flavor, and has a healthy dose of protein!

What is yumm sauce made of?

The main ingredients in this Vegan Yum Sauce are chickpeas, nutritional yeast, silken tofu, almonds, coconut milk, and curry powder. Together they create a sauce that is so dreamy and creamy while also being insanely healthy.

This Vegan Yum Sauce if my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It's creamy, full of flavor, and has a healthy dose of protein!This Vegan Yum Sauce if my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It's creamy, full of flavor, and has a healthy dose of protein!This Vegan Yum Sauce if my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It's creamy, full of flavor, and has a healthy dose of protein!

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)!

Vegan Yum Sauce

This Vegan Yum Sauce is my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It's creamy, full of flavor, and has a healthy dose of protein.

Course Dips, Sauces, and Salsas
Cuisine American
Keyword cafe yumm sauce, tali sauce, vegan yumm sauce, yumm sauce
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 135 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas 100 g, keep juice from the can
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast 50 g
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu 100 g
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk 100 g
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds 40 g
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice 30 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chickpea juice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except chickpea juice to a blender. Blitz until smooth, slowly adding chickpea juice until you reach a thick, pourable consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Yum Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 Tbsp)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.4g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 12.4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%
Sugars 0.8g
Protein 10.2g 20%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This easy Vegan Yum Sauce recipe is inspired by the Cafe Yumm sauce. It's ultra-creamy, full of flavor, and is high protein. It's an easy homemade sauce recipe for on Buddha bowls! #yummsauce #glutenfreerecipes #veganrecipes #saucerecipe #buddhabowls #grainbowls #blenderrecipes

Comments (4)

  1. Dan says:

    Just made my first patch of yum sauce! Holy cow is it good!! I put it over salad, quinoa and tuna and it was insanely good, though it really doesn’t matter what you put it on. It’s even great straight off the finger.

    1. Sarah says:

      Awesome, so happy to hear Dan! 😀

  2. Sadie says:

    How long does this keep?

    1. Sarah says:

      About 1 week in the fridge 🙂

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