[WATCH] Vegan cheesy dip

Watch Sean Gravina make a cheesy dip suitable for vegans using nutritional yeast for that cheesy flavour without using animal products!

Watch Sean Gravina make a cheesy dip suitable for vegans using natural yeast

Vegan cheesy dip


  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp tahini (or 1/8 cup pine nuts)
  • 1½  tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup + 1-3 tbsp plain unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp English mustard (powder)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (for colour)
  • 1½ - 2 tbsp nutritional yeast


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until very, very smooth (start with 1 cup + 1 tbsp milk).
  2. Transfer mixture to a small/medium saucepan, and heat over low/low-medium heat for 5-8 mins, until mixture is starting to slowly bubble and thicken (stir frequently through heating).
  3. To thin sauce slightly, stir in another 1-2 tbsp of milk.
  4. Avoid thickening sauce over high heat (or increasing heat too quickly), since this sauce can scorch easily.
  5. Once sauce has thickened, transfer to a serving dish and serve with carrot sticks.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 23 January, 2015. 

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