Sounds gross, right?
But stick with me here. It’s one of the few things that sounds remotely good this pregnancy and I have to share. I used to make this all the time a few years ago, and kind of fell out of “practice” with it. But I revisited it a few weeks ago and have been putting it on salads (or a salad…vegetables are hit or miss), ground turkey, carrots, and anything else lately.
So, what is nutritional yeast? It’s deactivated yeast (so it isn’t going to make your bread rise) and a complete protein, providing all nine amino acids the human body cannot produce on its own. It is also rich in vitamin B-12 and contains no animal products
And what does it taste like? Cheesy basically! Some ways it can be used…
– Sprinkle it on popcorn.
– Stir it into mashed potatoes.
– Add a little to the cooking water for “cheesy grits” or polenta.
– Sprinkle on any pasta dish.
– And make this dressing!
Nutritional Yeast Dressing
3 tsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1 heaping TBSP (or 8g) nutritional yeast
Mix them together for a serving! And enjoy!
Let me know if you try this and how you like it!