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Cashew Cheese [Vegan]

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Not only is this cashew cheese delicious and easy, it is super versatile. You can put it on pizza or crumble it on a big green salad. Try it in a sandwich or use it in lasagna. You can even use it as a dip and serve carrot sticks or crackers on the side.

Cashews are high in fat and protein. The good news is that we need this type of good fat in our diets. Fat from plant sources (like nuts, seeds, and avocados) actually help absorb fat soluble vitamins and healthful phytochemicals!

Woot, woot, bring on the cashew cheese!

Cashew Cheese [Vegan]

Serves

1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews (130g) soaked in 3 cups (709 ml) of water for at least 1 hour.
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (10ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (3g)
  • 2 turns fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water (60ml)

Preparation

  1. Soak, drain and rinse cashews.

  2. Place in a food processor, along with lemon juice, salt and black pepper.

  3. Pulse for about 1 minute to combine ingredients.

  4. Add water and process until completely smooth, about 2 -4 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 762 | Total Carbs: 25 g | Total Fat: 60 g | Total Protein: 28 g | Total Sodium: 960 g | Total Sugar: 0 g

Notes

You may want to turn off the food processor and scrape down the cheese from the sides a couple of times.

You will have to soak the cashews for at least 1 hour. You can soak them for up to 24 hours.
The longer you soak them the more ceamy they will become. If you don’t want to soak them for 24 hours, soaking them for an hour is totally sufficient.

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Molly Patrick is the co-founder of cleanfooddirtygirl.com
Molly is a food coach, specializing in healing people’s relationships with food by focusing on how, what and why they eat.
She has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University in conjunction with the T. Collin Campbell Foundation.
Her popular Saturday emails have turned into a Saturday morning ritual for her readers around the globe.


 

 

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73 comments on “Cashew Cheese [Vegan]”

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Kim
3 Years Ago

How do I print this recipe?


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thomas Siegel
3 Years Ago

There\'s a pizza place near me that makes something similar to this, except it also has tofu.... I\'m going to try it both ways, I guess.


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Rosa Lea
3 Years Ago

Loved the cashew cream cheese on my Luv Burger today. Yum!


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Raven Faust
3 Years Ago

oh my goodness its addicting!


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Martie Moore
3 Years Ago

Breanna Moore see if your dad can make this with his fancy cheese maker:)


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Nhoj Nosnehpets
3 Years Ago

that go great on nice thick piece of steak..


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Elizabeth Collins
3 Years Ago

Just tried pepper jack cashew cheese and it was very good.


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Susan Christine Mars
3 Years Ago

Hey thanks! I make cashew milk and LOVE, shall have to try this recipe.


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Elle Emm
3 Years Ago

This is a wonderful cheese like option! It's light and does the trick for your cheese craving! Once your palette gets used to real food and not food like products, you'll love it!


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Vonnie Lee
3 Years Ago

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