I’m sorry if I came off a bit strong with that name, but there really is no other way to put it. This sauce is the cat’s pajamas but what will really blow your mind is how healthy it is. Bitchin’ sauce is dairy free, gluten free, vegan and packed full of protein and healthy fat. Slather it on your chips, crackers, sandwich, wrap or salad and get ready to indulge shamelessly.
I first heard of Bitchin’ Sauce when I was visiting the La Jolla market in California. The market was packed with awesome vendors and farmers, but my aunt and uncle who live in La Jolla wouldn’t let me leave the market until I had sampled THE Bitchin’ Sauce. They claimed that they bought at least one container every Sunday because it was just THAT good. So Graeme and I indulged, and yes, we were blown away. Unfortunately, getting the sauce to Canada posed a bit of an issue for us, so I had to develop the recipe for myself. I’ve since served this sauce to tons of friends and family and every single time, it gets the same rave reviews…plus everyone is shocked that it won’t go to war with their insides.
So whip up the recipe below or if you’re ever in San Diego, be sure to drop by one the many markets in the area. You may just get lucky enough to taste-test the REAL Bitchin’ Sauce.
Bitchin’ Sauce Recipe
Makes 1.5 cups
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp. nutritional yeast*
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp. Bragg’s soy sauce or tamari sauce (gluten free)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. coriander
1/4 tsp. paprika
First place the almonds in a food processor or blender. Grind the almonds until they are in flour form. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until combined into a smooth sauce. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Doing so will allow the dip to thicken. If you still find it is not the consistency you would like, add 1 more tablespoon of nutritional yeast and/or chill another 30 minutes. Serve with chips, crackers, veggies or slather the sauce on sandwiches, burgers or wraps. You can also use the sauce as a dressing for salads. Store in the fridge and stir before serving. Enjoy!!
*NOTE: Nutritional yeast is NOT the same as normal yeast. It is deactivated yeast and looks a lot like fish food in my opinion as it comes in the form of yellow flakes. You can use it as an ingredient as I have here, or sprinkle it on your popcorn, salads and other items. The nutritional yeast in this recipe, helps to thicken the sauce so don’t skip it!
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