October 14, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC

As a creature of habit, I’m always looking for ways to jazz up my favorite foods. Every week, I generally have the same line-up. Not because I’m boring… just because I love them so much. (At least that’s what I like to tell myself, anyway.) Unfortunately, even my beloved baked potatoes get old if I’m always sticking to the same toppings. But now that I’ve found a healthy sauce that upgrades literally any meal.

Liquid gold isn’t what you think it is. It’s so much cheesier. Dana Shultz of Minimalist Baker recently shared her 5-Minute Liquid Gold Sauce: a plant-based mix composed of chickpeas, lemon, nutritional yeast, turmeric, and tahini. You can even make it spicy by adding a dash of cayenne. Inspired by a sauce at a popular vegetarian joint in Portland called The Whole Bowl, it’s essentially a creamy topping that not only adds nutritional value to everything it touches, but also an insane amount of flavor.


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The healthy sauce only requires 10 ingredients and five minutes to put together. Once you have a batch, it can be stored in your refrigerator for up to one week—if it lasts that long since the uses are endless. Shultz says it’s perfect to dress salads or sauce up roasted vegetables. You can use it with barbecue skewers, nachos, burrito bowls, and more. Personally, I’m already imagining it drizzled on my cauliflower wings. Gold-covered everything, here you come.

All the benefits of turmeric, explained:

Get even saucier with this healthy nacho cheese sauce and the BBQ sauce you’ll want to devour year-round.

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Author Tehrene Firman | Well and Good
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