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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Cafe Yumm Sauce, a copycat recipe!

Looking to save some money, but miss hitting up your favorite fast-food spot? If so, this recipe for Cafe Yumm Sauce is just what you are looking for!

This is a bit of an unusual list of ingredients, but trust me they all come together beautifully. Plus it gave me the opportunity to use nutritional yeast, which I have been wanting to cook with for some time. Nutritional yeast is a bit salty, cheesy, and delicious. I would encourage you to give it a try, it packs a great deal of flavor and does not taste yeasty at all. 

Traditionally Cafe Yumm Sauce is spooned over a Yum Bowl, which consists of rice, beans, and assorted vegetables, along with grilled meat. But don't stop there, it is great as a dip for vegetables, as a sandwich spread, and even spooned over scrambled eggs. 

You won't have to think too hard about different ways to enjoy this sauce, it is that good, fresh ideas will just spring forth, I promise!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • whole almonds
  • oil, we used avocado
  • garbanzo beans
  • coconut milk 
  • lemon juice 
  • fresh garlic
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • sweet curry powder
  • oregano
  • fresh cilantro
  • nutritional yeast
You will also need the following:
  • blender or food processor
  • measuring cups 
  • measuring spoons
  • liquid measuring cup
  • storage bowl or jar with lid
Now we are ready to begin!


Knockoff Cafe Yumm, Yumm Sauce. Easy and delicious! Better than take out, this is homemade.
Copycat Cafe Yumm Sauce. 

(Copycat) Cafe Yumm Sauce
adapted from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

1/2 c whole almonds
1/2 c oil - we used avocado oil, you want a light flavored oil
1 c garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained well
1/2 c water
1/2 c coconut milk (from a can) use equal parts milk and fat
1/2 c fresh lemon juice - 2 or 3 lemons depending on size
2-3 garlic cloves
1 t salt 
fresh ground pepper
1 t sweet curry powder 
1 t dried oregano
1/4 c fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 c nutritional yeast

Combine almonds, oil, beans, and water in a blender jar. Blend until smooth this may take 2-3 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides of the blender jar as needed. 

Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until needed. Makes about 3 cups of Yumm Sauce.


Knockoff Cafe Yumm Sauce, make it yourself! Frugally delicious!
Knockoff Cafe Yumm Sauce. Served as a dip for fresh vegetables.

Note:  We enjoyed this the first time on the same day as it was made. It is delicious freshly prepared and stays delicious as it relaxes in your refrigerator. We enjoyed it a couple days later over leftovers, again, delicious. And late in the week as a dip with vegetables. Again, totally delicious, just so you know. 

PS, Yumm Sauce is also a delicious dip for tortilla chips...

How to make Cafe Yumm Sauce!

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    1. Donna, thanks! I have only been to an actual Cafe Yumm just a couple of times now that I can make their signature sauce at home. But making a Yumm Bowl for dinner is fun, delicious and a great way to serve a large group as well.

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