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Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese [Vegan]

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This cashew-based cream cheese can be whipped up in a cinch! Simply blend the soaked nuts with basil, thyme, sea salt, garlic, and a few other ingredients to create a flavorful herbed cream cheese. You can crumble this cheese and use it as a salad topper, spread some on bread, crackers, or veggie patties, or layer it onto pizza – the list of options is endless!

Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


  • 1 cup cashews, soaked 2-12 hours
  • A big handful of fresh basil
  • A small sprig of thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil or other oil of your choice
  • Water, if needed


  1. After soaking the nuts, drain and rinse them well.
  2. Add the nuts in blender with the other ingredients, except the oil.
  3. Blend the mixture very well until it is super smooth.
  4. If the mixture looks too dry, add a little bit of water.
  5. Add the oil when you’re sure the cheese looks creamy, buttery, and smooth. Check the taste.
  6. If you have time, leave the cheese to set so that more flavors develop.
  7. Put a cloth on a strainer and refrigerate it.





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1 Months Ago

Put a cloth on a strainer and refrigerate it.
Does this mean to line a strainer with cheesecloth and put the cheese in that?

9 Months Ago

You just soak them in water n drain when soaked

9 Months Ago

what did you soak the cashews in... it just says soak them


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