The kids requested nachos, so I made my own nacho sweet potato skins, and came up with a paleo "cheese" sauce to create a true nacho taste. I have a Vitamix so didn't soak my cashews first, but you might want to soak them overnight if your blender isn't quite as strong.
None of my brood had a clue that they weren't eating real cheese. The consistency is creamy, and the nutritional yeast and red peppers really give it an authentic nacho cheese taste.
I think this sauce would be great over broccoli or drizzled over a paleo taco salad as well!
Dairy-Free Nacho Cheese Sauce
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1/2 cup water
3 tbs. olive oil
4 ounces roasted red bell peppers
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper, to taste