Vegan ‘Cheese’ Fondue? Yes; it is possible. Paul and I went out for lunch yesterday. A trip to Whole Foods and Trader Joes turns into a day long adventure. We eat lunch at our favorite compliant, vegan restaurant The Lunchroom in Ann Arbor and bring a cooler so we can shop at my favorite markets.
I decided to try making a vegan “cheese” fondue, since the Detroit Lions were in the playoffs. My husband is a die-hard fan. Although we had already eaten lunch, we were hungry, so I opted for an appetizer for dinner. Even though most vegan fondus are made with vegan cheeses or plant milk, I didn’t use any plant-milk or vegan cheese. This fondue is made from potatoes, onions, white wine and a few spices. It was really easy, and the empty bowl speaks for itself.
In order to make it even healthier, I used apples and bread for dipping.
You can dip whatever you think sounds good. For instance, raw vegetables or crackers would work just as well. I enjoyed offering sweet and more savory option for dipping.
As I was eating it, I also realized this fondue can be made smokey by adding liquid smoke, spicy by adding Sriracha, or take on the flavor of any spice or flavor you choose.
I will play with it and let you know what I create. Just remember, it is all trial and lots of error, so when you are adding a different flavor, remember to use a small amount of sauce to practice with.