Cheezy Hemp Nacho Sauce : A Raw Food Recipe from Kristen Suzanne

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Kristen Suzanne’s Lick-the-Bowl-Please-Give-Me-More Cheezy Hemp Nacho Sauce.

Cheezy Hemp Nacho Sauce – A Raw Food Dish from Kristen Suzanne of

This recipe is amazing! I’ve made it for lots of different people (both non-Raw and Raw) and they ALL love it…I’m talking “lick-the-bowl-please-give-me-more” loving it. It’s perfect for showing off at the next party you attend or host. And, of course, it’s full of nutrition…hemp seeds (complete protein, essential fatty acids), red bell pepper, garlic (antioxidants, vitamins, minerals), and more.

Makes 1 1/2 cups

Prep time: Less than 10 minutes

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tbsp chili powder*
  • 2sps tamari, wheat-free
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan crystal salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder

Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.

*My favorite brand for this is Simply Organic.

Serving suggestions:

  • Use this for dipping fresh veggies, big heart of romaine lettuce leaves, or corn chips (raw or not – it’s up to you!)
  • For those eating cooked vegan foods, this is an awesome sauce on top of veggie burgers.
  • This also makes a delicious raw vegan dressing on a hearty salad with romaine lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and cucumbers. You could even sprinkle on some raw vegan taco meat.
Kristen Suzanne

Kristen Suzanne

Kristen-Suzanne-HeadshotKristen Suzanne, owner of Kristen’s Raw, is an accomplished raw vegan chef and author who helps people succeed with the raw food diet. As a former competitive bodybuilder, she’s been studying nutrition, fitness and food preparation for more than 15 years. Kristen is the author of 12 raw vegan recipe and lifestyle books, and maintains her popular blog,

More of Kristen Suzanne’s awesome recipes are available in her book, Ultimate Raw Vegan Hemp Recipes. To get your copy, click here!


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  1. Nadia Harper says:

    This sounds like a great recipe!! I make the same thing with only sea salt and cayenne added to the bell pepper and hemp seeds. Such a versatile recipe that can be used for so many things. Also make something similar using macadamia nuts.

  2. Erica says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I love Kristen Suzanne. I have all her ebooks. One of my favorite recipes is her Moroccan Gazpacho. It’s simply delicious…


    1 cup water
    4 tomatoes, chopped
    1 tomato, diced
    1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
    1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 teaspoons agave nectar
    1 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
    1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
    3/4 teaspoon cumin
    3/4 teaspoon coriander
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    1/4 cup pine nuts
    1/4 cup raisins


    Blend all of the ingredients, except for the 1 diced tomato, pine nuts, raisins and cilantro, until creamy. Pulse in the cilantro. Stir in the diced tomato, pine nuts and raisins.

  3. Sandy Jo says:

    Erica, thanks for additional recipe, I’ve been looking for a real good gazpacho recipe.

  4. jackie says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Velda says:

    This sounds really good. I’ll be trying it. Thank you!!

  6. So glad you are enjoying the recipe. It’s a staple in our household. In fact, I’m making some tomorrow!


  7. Jamie says:

    Can anything else be used as substitution for the nutritional yeast? I have a yeast allergy.

  8. Laurie says:

    Can you replace hemp seeds with hemp powder? If so, what is the ratio?

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