This vegan mushroom gravy is gluten-free with the creamiest texture and full of flavour. It has one secret ingredient that you would never think of adding to it. And it’s not nutritional yeasts, but white miso paste. It works perfectly and gives a very cheesy flavour. The result was unexpectedly absolutely delicious and addictive. This recipe can be used for a white cheesy sauce on its own. Just think of adding it to your pasta, mashed potato, any vegetables and so on. It’s a real game changer.
As this recipe is for mushroom gravy we added some a few ingredients to make the mushroomy flavour deeper, however, if you want to make just cheesy sauce and use it for pasta or any other dishes, you’ll need to have just a few ingredients such as coconut cream, tapioca flour, nutritional yeasts, white miso paste and seasoning to taste.
So here is the recipe:
Half an onion chopped, 1 cup white-buttoned mushrooms chopped, 1 tbsp oil, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp tapioca flour, 1/3 cup of coconut cream, 1 tsp nutritional yeasts, 1 tsp white miso paste, 1/2 tsp Italian herbs mix, 1/8 tsp Sage dried, 1/2 tsp mushroom powder, a handful of spinach.
Dice the onions and slice the mushrooms. Heat a fry-pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, followed by the onions and a pinch of salt, dried sage and Italian herbs mix.
Sauté the onions until they are translucent and slightly browned, adjusting the heat as necessary. Next, add the mushrooms. Cook until their water evaporates and they start to brown nicely. Stir frequently to prevent any burning.
Once the mushrooms and onions have cooked through add mushroom powder, nutritional yeasts, and coconut cream. Let cook it for about a minute. Add miso paste and stir. Make a slurry meanwhile by mixing tapioca flour with 1/4 cup of water. Add the slurry to the pan, stir and let it cook for a few minutes to cook out the starch. You are looking for a nice gravy- or sauce-like consistency. Add spinach and stir. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper as needed.
Additional Flavorings: If desired, add a teaspoon or so of Dijon mustard and/or horseradish or a little extra depth and flavour. You can also add a different mix of spices like Moroccan seasoning, or Cajun seasoning.