Best sauce to get addicted to

Since we just stocked up on all kinds of goodies there won’t be the impetus to get super creative with limited ingredients. So I thought I’d share one of my favorite keep on hand ingredients – CafĂ© Yumm! Sauce.

Cafe Yumm!We here in Oregon are lucky to have this local and it looks like you can buy it by phone too, but so many have loved it so much that there are scads of “hacked” recipes – try here:
(about halfway down the page, I like her substitute on the fly style too!)

It’s basically (from the jar and the myriad of times my neighbor and I tried to recreate this)

Canola oil, lemon juice, almonds, nutritional yeast, garbanzo beans, soybeans, garlic and secret herbs and spices – and the process and proportions are part of the secret.

Plus check out their menu for meal inspiration ideas – just about everything we’ve had there is delightful.
And of course if you’re in Oregon find one of the restaurants and eat there.

Here are a few of the ways I use Yumm! sauce:

  • Dip for those bitty carrots or chips or crackers or anything else I can fit in the jar.
  • On rice with salsa for a faux Yumm bowl
  • On nachos
  • As a salad dressing
  • With leftover chicken or meat in a pita with whatever is green (but not moving) in the fridge

If you’ve used this fantastic fattening condiment let me know what else you’ve made with it.


#1 Nicole on 09.06.07 at 9:03 am

Thanks for the link to the Yumm Sauce recipe! I don’t know if I can get all the ingredients here in Sicily but we’ll be back in the states soon and I’ll definitely be trying it!

#2 Linda on 09.25.07 at 7:29 pm

I love Cafe’ Yumm and their Yumm sauce. I bought some yesterday and served it w/ bbq’d chicken breast. I sprinkled the Chicken w/Cajun Spice, Cayenne, Black pepper and Garlic Pepper. We couldn’t stop eating it. I can’t wait to try the recipe to make my own Yumm Sauce.

#3 hgm on 09.29.07 at 11:37 am

sounds yummy :) if anyone uses the recipe let me know how it comes out

#4 Melle on 11.03.07 at 7:38 pm

OMG You are so right that Yumm sauce is addictive. I have a hard time eating my veggies, and Yumm sauce makes them palatable. Kale is wonderful with it.

I make Yumm-y mashed potatoes…I get Trader Joe’s bag of red, yellow and blue potatoes, throw in a Japanese sweet potato, steam them, mash them up, and then put in salt, some soy/rice butter and about 1/2-3/4 jar of Yumm sauce. Sometimes I’ll add fresh dill, but the Yumm sauce gives it enough tang. It’s delish!

#5 Christina on 07.02.08 at 8:56 am

Dieters beware!!! I love Yumm sauce too and would put it on practically everything, then I checked out the fat and calorie content. 70 calories and 7 grams of fat for just 1 tablespoon! I’m so bummed my favorite sauce is nearly as fattening as mayo!

#6 jj on 12.03.09 at 4:26 am


i would say add a 1/4 tsp of the curry powder to begin with… otherwise, IMO, it is too much curry! make sure you use the nutritional yeast, and not the brewers or active that some recipes suggest are equivalent. they’re not the same flavor at all!

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