Chickpea Bechamel Sauce

Nov 30, 2022 | Sauce | 0 comments

Chickpea Bechamel Sauce

This is a great versatile sauce that you can use for plant based lasagnas, pasta dishes or even as a pizza sauce! To lower the fat content or make it nut free, use soy milk, I love the fact that the flour is made from chickpeas, just chickpeas!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Diabetic, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: bechamel sauce, dairy free, gluten free, lasagna sauce, pasta sauce, vegan white sauce
Author: Denise Balistrieri

Equipment

  • small saucepan
  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • ½ C Chickpea Flour (aka garbanzo flour)
  • 3+3/4 C Plant Milk of Choice
  • 3 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
  • tsp Black Pepper
  • tsp Nutmeg

Instructions

  • Sift the chickpea flour to remove lumps.
  • Heat a medium sauce pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chickpea flour to the heated pan and whisk to prevent burning Heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk about 1/2 C of the milk, just enough to turn the flour and milk into a paste or a rue. Slowly add the remaining milk and continue whisking to prevent lumps from forming. Bring to a simmer over the medium heat and continue whisking. Continue cooking until the sauce reaches the consistency that you like for a sauce. This can take about 10 minutes if you like it a bit thicker.
  • Remove the thickened sauce from the heat. Stir in the nutritional yeast, nutmeg and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Your sauce is now ready to use!

Notes

***For extra flavor, add 1-2 tsp of your favorite herbs or spices to complement your dish!
***Great for a white pizza sauce with Italian Herbs added in!

This is a great versatile sauce that you can use for plant based lasagnas, pasta dishes or even as a pizza sauce! To lower the fat content or make it nut free, use soy milk, I love the fact that the flour is made from chickpeas, just chickpeas!