February 01, 2009

Yumm! Sauce and Yumm! Bowls

Café Yumm! is a restaurant in Eugene, OR that my sister raved about when she lived there. She brought home a bottle of their unique sauce, which is eaten on a salad. I found a few recipes for the sauce online, played around with the amounts and ingredients, and I was pretty please with the results.

-1/2 cup oil (I used safflower)
-1/2 cup almonds
-1/3 cup nutritional yeast
-1/3 cup garbonzo beans

-1/3 cup soybeans
-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup lemon juice
-2 garlic cloves
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp. curry powder
-1/2 tsp. oregano

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

Once you've made the sauce, you can make yourself a Yumm! bowl. For mine, I layered salad greens, brown rice, black beans, chopped black olives, salsa, sliced avocado, and topped it with Yumm! sauce. Delicious!


Ashley said...

Wow, that looks like a delicious meal! I can't wait to try it! (I think I need to wait a while until Kimball's digestive system gets used to beans!!)

Christine said...

Meh, they need to open one in Portland! But their website says they are opening one in Beaverton, which is close to Portland.

-What do you think I could substitute for almonds?
-What sort of soybeans did you use? Dried beans that you cooked? I don't think I've ever seen dried ones around here, but the health food store sometimes has dried roasted ones (that I eat as a snack).

Rachel said...


I think you could maybe increase the beans and leave out the almonds.

I used canned soybeans, but you might be able to use another white bean, such as cannelloni or great northern, instead.

Christine said...

Hmm, I don't think I've seen canned soybeans before! I didn't know they existed! I'll have to look for them next time I go shopping.