Original Yumm Sauce by Lisa Hardinge

Yumm Sauce on Mexican Salad

Time is flying by, and I'm not totally sure I remember all the story to go with this yummy, thick, salad-dressing-of-sorts. Perhaps Lisa will edit it soon. If I remember correctly, a Yumm Sauce is more from an Indian background. Lisa says although Indian food is a favorite for them, most foods are not made gluten-free. So, Lisa found this recipe on line and it makes a perfect topping. I'm most impressed by the quality of ingredients, like garbanzo beans and almonds, which add good nutritional value to the sauce.

Notes from Lisa

This sauce is great with rice or pasta. It can also be used as a dressing for salads, a topping on soup & chili, a spread for sandwiches, a dipping sauce for veggies, a basting sauce for grilling, or a mayo alternative. It's really quite versatile! But best of all, it's egg free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, sugar free, cholesterol free and low in sodium. There are nuts in it, however, for anyone with allergies to nuts. My kids love it! I'm sure if you make it you'll find a ton of creative uses for such a flavorful, yummy sauce. Go for it!

Recipe for Original Yumm Sauce

Source: http://mpchickchat.blogspot.com/2005/11/recipe-rip-off-edited.html

  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ⅓ cup brewers yeast
  • ⅓ cup garbanzo beans, (or more- 1/2 c.)
  • ¼ cup soybeans, (or 1/2 c. silken tofu)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

Blend nuts, beans and oil in food processor. Then blend in yeast and liquids one at a time. Puree until smooth. Voila!

Eating Vegetarian: 



Hi, Just a note about a


Just a note about a common mistake regarding the yeast in this recipe, as it shows up a lot online: Be sure to use Brewer's Yeast (aka, Nutritional Yeast) which can be got at most health food stores or bulk food sections. This is primarily for flavoring, and also adds vit. B-12.

Please DON'T use baking yeast/fast acting yeast (like you'd bake bread with), or yeast for wine/beer making; no matter what some people have been told, it's not the same!!

Enjoy, and if you're ever in the beautiful Northwest, be sure to try the real thing at Café Yumm.