Nutritional Yeast is a wonderfully nutty, slightly cheesey tasting all natural condiment!
Lovingly nicknamed “nooch” by the plant-based crowd, who benefit greatly from it’s high levels of B vitamins, this yeast is not an activated yeast. It is grown specifically for its nutritional properties.
It is a complete protein, as it contains all the amino acids (also called the building blocks of life).
You can sprinkle it as is on anything that you’d like to give a cheesey punch of flavor, be it pasta, a salad, grains or vegetables. But our cook’s favorite use for nooch is to blend with non dairy cheezy sauces. Here is a recipe for her signature cheezy sauce for kale chips:
- 1 red pepper
- 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked overnight
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor. You will get a bright orange sauce. Pour over a bowl of washed and dried kale leaves, using hands to coat kale. Spread kale in a single layer onto oil sprayed baking sheets and bake at 375* for 20 minutes, or until kale leaves are crispy. Enjoy! You could also use a cheezy sauce such as this to dip chips or raw veggies in for a snack. Experiment with spices and flavors, have fun!