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Smoked Cashew Cheese Spread [Vegan]

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You can enjoy this cheesy sauce with zucchini pasta or rice noodles, as a spread on top of your favorite bread or as a cheesy base on vegan pizza. It's also great as a simple snack or an appetizer too.

Smoked Cashew Cheese Spread [Vegan]


1 1/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 2 large pinches of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup of cashews, finely ground


  1. Combine red bell pepper, water, nutritional yeast, lime juice, salt, paprika powder, smoked paprika powder, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, and finely ground cashews in a blender. Blend until smooth.


This Smoked Cashew Cheese Spread will stay fresh for at least 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can choose to soak your cashews for 2 hours or longer too. This way, you won’t need to chop them before blending your sauce and you won’t need to add any extra water.





Healthy snacks and sweets made easy. Julie Van den Kerchove is a certified raw food chef and writer graduated from the Living Light Culinary Institute. After successfully healing herself from several chronic health conditions with the help of raw food, she founded Julie’s Lifestyle where she now offers raw vegan catering, culinary workshops, and raw vegan eBooks.



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