Things are changing on my end. Derika and I are in the process of getting ready to relocate to NYC for her job at the end of this month! My days have been spent enjoying the beach, cooking and purging all of the things that we will not be able to take with us on this move. All of this purging has gotten me to thinking about all of the great things about San Diego that I will miss. Favorite restaurants, great friends, ocean sunsets on our balcony, beach days, farmer’s markets and all of the tasty treats that are at the markets. I love going to the farmer’s markets in San Diego, especially the one in Ocean Beach. It is crazy how you can pretty much get strawberries year round and the produce in the summer time is to die for. In addition to the amazing produce, I buy this super tasty almond sauce from a local vendor called Bitchin’ Sauce. Ok, I have to admit I am completely addicted to their Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce, and I pretty much slather it on anything that I can. Bitchin’s Sauce just started shipping across the US, which is amazing!!! But on the other hand I had a lovely friend visit me this summer, and said “Dee, this is amazing, but you can totally make this…” Thank you Flower 🙂
Since then It has been on my list to see if I can crack the code and make my own version. The Bitchin’ Sauce has all of the ingredients listed on the packaging minus the amounts and the secret spices, so I had to do a lot of taste testing to make sure I got it right…it was totally awful! ;). I started right off and made the chipotle version, because why waste your time on the original flavor when the chipotle one is so darn tasty!? What I came up with is not a exact copy of the Bitchin’ Sauce, but it is super yummy and I am gonna call it Sassy Sauce. I hope you enjoy this recipe. I just want to warn you that I ate this sauce on everything the first week that I made it. So make sure that your house is filled with some extra veggies, chips or whatever you like for dipping.
Dani’s Version of Bitchin’ Sauce aka Sassy Sauce aka Chipotle Almond Sauce…
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Grapeseed Oil
- 1/2 Cup Raw Almonds
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 Tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Cumin
- 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Coriander
- 1/4 Tsp Paprika
- 3 Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (you can always add more if you want more of a kick)
- 1/4 Cup Diced White Onion
- Place all ingredients in a high-powdered blender. (I just got a VitaMix and I am in love.)
- Slowly blend for one minute. Turn the dial up to high, and continue to blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. The sauce should be the consistency of a thick salad dressing
- Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container. The sauce may separate in the fridge, but just stir that bad boy and it’s as good as new.
One of my favorite ways to use the Chipotle Almond Sauce is on a Veggie Bowl-Rito… basically a burrito in a bowl without the tortilla topped with Sassy Sauce. So yummy, and oh so sassy!
I am glad to hear that you are following your heart. I am sorry that we in San Diego will lose your presence. My very best to you for today and all the future.
One of your strongest supporters,
San Diego Audubon Society
Thanks Peter! Hope you are enjoying the blog and take care!