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Vegan Chipotle Cream Sauce

  • Serves: 16
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Calories: 108
vegan cashew chipotle cream sauce in a bowl yumm sauce with a spoon

This creamy vegan “yumm” sauce recipe—inspired by one of our favorite Portland haunts—is smoky, savory, loaded with protein and good on EVERYTHING.

A Copycat Recipe for Fellow Yumm Sauce Fanatics

If you’re part of the uninitiated, let us welcome you to the official yumm sauce fan club. This creamy, chipotle-spiked chickpea-based sauce is the ultimate vegan dressing. We drizzle it over our quinoa bowls like there’s no tomorrow, but we also use it as we would any other condiment. Slather some on a sandwich, or dip veggies in it—the possibilities are endless.

ingredients laid out for vegan cashew chipotle cream sauce garbanzo beans, edamame, almond flour, garlic, lemon juice

The Ultimate, Vegan, Make-Everything-Taste-Good Sauce.

There’s no limit to what you can do with this easy yumm sauce recipe, and the magic starts with simple, easy-to-find vegan ingredients:

  • Almond flour
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Edamame, cooked
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Olive oil
  • Lemons
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Curry powder
  • Oregano
ingredients in a blender pitcher for vegan cashew chipotle cream sauce
creamy vegan cashew chipotle cream sauce in a blender

How To Make Yumm Sauce at Home

Dump all of the yumm sauce ingredients listed above into a food processor and blend! But seriously, that’s just about all you need to do. We do have a few tips for you, to make sure that your vegan yumm sauce turns out perfectly:

  1. Peel your garbanzo beans. A little fussy, yes, but WORTH IT. Do it for hummus, too. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans, and then just sort of rub the beans between your fingers to loosen the thin outer peel. That peel will make your yumm sauce grainy, and removing it ensures a lovely, creamy sauce.
  2. Make a double batch! Yumm sauce keeps for two weeks in the fridge, so we love to make a big batch and keep it around as a quick and healthy way add tons of flavor to everything from salads to sandwiches.
  3. Do blend it for a long time. Edamame and garbanzos will become nice and creamy—promise!—but it takes a little time. Be patient, and stop when you need to to scrape down the sides of your food processor as you blend the sauce into creamy vegan goodness.
vegan cashew chipotle cream sauce in a blender with a spoonful

Our Favorite Homemade Sauces

For health AND for flavor, homemade beats store-bought every time. These three vegan sauce recipes are our very faves:

vegan cashew chipotle cream sauce in a bowl yumm sauce with a spoon

Getting Saucy!

What is it about homemade yumm sauce that makes us feel so, well, SAUCY. It’s probably the fact that we pour it on everything and therefore everything we eat tastes extremely delicious. If you mix up a batch, let us know how you like it! Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper. Happy eating!

Vegan Chipotle Cream Sauce

  • Serves: 16
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Calories: 108


  • 1/2 cup Almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup Shelled edamame, cooked
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup Filtered water
  • 1/2 cup Lemon juice
  • 2 Chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  1. In a food processor blend all ingredients until creamy texture. This should take about 10-15 min of blending.

*Makes roughly 2 cups of sauce.
**Store in your refrigerator for up to two weeks in a jar with a tight fitting lid.