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Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese [Vegan ]

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Since avocados are nature’s butter why not let them make your homemade vegan cream cheese more luxurious? I combined them with a thick cashew cream to add some heft and added in my favorite garlic herb combination.

You can use the base and make your favorite flavor like walnut agave, olive or strawberry.

Vegan Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan

Cook Time



  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic or 1 minced clove
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Soak the cashew in the water overnight or at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain off any left over water that was not absorbed by the cashews. Add the drained cashews, avocado, lemon juice, Italian seasonings, and garlic into a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth, stop and scrape down the sides and repeat until the mixture is smooth.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 550 | Total Carbs: 31 g | Total Fat: 46 g | Total Protein: 11 g | Total Sodium: 7 g | Total Sugar: 6 g

Calculation not including salt to taste.





Kathy Hester lives in Durham, NC with her 2 cats, 2 dogs, her very own picky eater and more slow cookers than one person should be allowed to own. She's the author of The Vegan Slow Cooker, The Great Vegan Bean Book and Vegan Slow Cooking for Two. She has a blog, writes for Key Ingredient and The Weiser Kitchen.



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2 comments on “Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese [Vegan ]”

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3 Months Ago

This is tasty. I would describe it as more of an avocado spread than a replacement for cream cheese, but it still tastes good on a bagel. However, do NOT try to make this in a regular-sized blender. Nothing of this thick consistency in this small amoun is ever going to work. I added 1/2C water to try to get it moving but was not successful. It just sticks to the walls. Use either a mini food processor or a 8-oz smoothie maker and save yourself the hassle.

9 Months Ago

Love it thanks, I'm spreading this on everything!

Kirsty Wilson
9 Months Ago

What website is this u r talking about please?

Marato Gonzalez
9 Months Ago

Guillaume Chéret

Kinsey Weissinger
9 Months Ago

Madison McKay

Jayme Hansson
9 Months Ago

Who can afford avocados?!?

Lucia Castellano
9 Months Ago

Irene Castellano

Irene Castellano
04 Oct 2016


Yvonne Maggio
9 Months Ago

Love using avocados but hate that it turns dark so quickly. Any solutions to keep the color from changing?

Yvonne Maggio
9 Months Ago

Love using avocados but hate that it turns dark so quickly. Any solutions to keep the color from changing?

Yvonne Maggio
9 Months Ago

Love using avocados but hate that it turns dark so quickly. Any solutions to keep the color from changing?


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