Enjoy this easy vegan cheese fondue in just 30 minutes and with 10 ingredients - packed with creamy, gooey, cheesy flavor and texture (and secret veggies!) for a decadent, more-ish treat. Perfect for serving alongside bread, crudites, and more at dinner parties, New Year's Eve, during the Holidays, or even as a romantic surprise! Plus, this vegan cheese sauce recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made nut-free!
Watch the video in the post for easy visual instructions.Chop the potato into 1-inch pieces and transfer them to a medium pan or pot. Also, add the canned chickpeas and cover with water. Add a little salt and bring the water to a boil, then simmer over low-medium heat, covered, for around 15 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the bread and prep the other ingredients (steamed veggies, etc.). After 15 minutes drain the water and transfer the potatoes and chickpeas to a blender.
Heat oil in the same pan and add minced garlic. Fry for about 1 minute, then set aside.
Add all remaining ingredients to the blender and blend on high until the sauce is smooth.
Pour the sauce into the pan (you can use the same one as before) and cook the sauce over medium heat for a couple of minutes or until it's a little stretchy and elastic. Taste it and add more seasonings if needed.
Transfer to your fondue pot and serve with bread cubes (I used gluten-free baguette), steamed veggies, mushrooms, or dippers of choice. Enjoy!
Video Of The Recipe
Cashew butter: You can use 50 grams (1/3 cup) of raw cashews instead of cashew butter or tahini. Cook the raw cashews with the potatoes and chickpeas, if using. Use tahini for a nut-free version, though, the taste might be slightly bitter.
Wine: Use a vegan dry wine. Alternatively, use vegetable broth for an alcohol-free version.
Milk: I prefer canned coconut milk (the lite version) but you can use any other dairy-free milk. Choose a milk with higher fat content, since the vegan fondue will be tastier, or add more cashew butter if using low-fat milk.
Tapioca flour: You can use arrowroot flour instead.
Optional add-ins: Add a little miso paste for even more flavor. You can also add a little mustard and soy sauce for more umami taste.