Umami is one of the 5 basic tastes and can be associated with things that are savory. This recipe is certainly savory and VERY easy to make. If you are looking to reduce dairy in your diet this is a sauce that can replace cheese sauce. I highly recommend reducing intake of dairy altogether — see my blog about giving up dairy HERE.
This is a sauce that is unlike any other I have tried as a vegan. You can do a variety of things with it. I like to toss it with pasta and a veggie. It would also be good over a baked potato or over rice. If you try it let me know whether you like it and how you used it. I got the recipe from Andrew Weil’s True Food book. CLICK HERE for information on the book.
Here is the recipe.