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Cashew Mozzarella That Melts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This recipe for vegan mozzarella is fantastic because it is so simple – you only need five ingredients. All you need is a little patience and you will have delicious gooey mozzarella that will taste like it's fresh from the countryside of Italy.

Cashew Mozzarella That Melts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


  • 3.53 ounces cashews
  • 1 2/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons psyllium powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Cover the cashews with water. Let the nuts soak for at least 6 hours.
  2. Put the psyllium powder with the of water in a bowl and let it soak for two hours, until it has a gelatinous consistency.
  3. Drain the cashews and add them along with the soaked psyllium, lemon juice, and salt in a high-speed blender. Blend on high until the mixture is super smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a 2-3 cup bowl and put it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 216 | Total Carbs: 68 g | Total Fat: 69 g | Total Protein: 30 g | Total Sodium: 607 mg | Total Sugar: 11 g





Mostly Mexican and sometimes international easy vegan dinners and desserts. My name is Azu. I am a Biomedical Engineer who likes to cook and bake. I cook, prepare, test and taste international recipes, and if I really like them I share them on my blog Sweet Cannela. I live in Mexico City, which has an altitude of 2,240 m (7,350 ft) above sea level, so I like to experiment with recipes for baking at high altitudes. Lately, I have been interested in making healthier recipes, using good quality ingredients and reducing the consumption of animal products. And although I don’t call myself a strict vegan, I'm making an attempt one recipe at a time. I invite you to see some of my recipes at Sweet Cannela.



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16 comments on “Cashew Mozzarella That Melts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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7 Months Ago

There is a typo in Step 2 "Put the psyllium powder with the of water". This makes it difficult to determine what to do.

Katie Evans
7 Months Ago

Your calorie values seem to be off. I entered the recipe into Cronometer and the total values returned are: 566kcal, 42g carbs, 6.7g sugar; 44g fat, 8g saturates; 19g protein and 1196g sodium.

Missus Joyful
7 Months Ago

Looking forward to trying this, but I have a slight problem with the recipe. 3.53 (weight... and an odd weight at that) ounces of cashews seems very odd when the rest of the recipe is in volume (cups, tablespoons). Could you amend recipe so that it is consistent in one form or the other.

Sierra Goodman
9 Months Ago

Can someone tell me how much 3.52 oz cashews is in cups? I don\'t have a scale. Thank you.

19 Apr 2017

About 3/4 cup

Sierra Goodman
9 Months Ago

Can someone tell me how much 3.52 oz cashews is in cups? I don\'t have a scale. Thank you.

Jim Little
08 Jan 2018

I just bought a little scale that seems to work pretty good. Using Cashew pieces, not the whole nut, 3.52 oz is the same as 2/3 cups, maybe just a little more.

Chris Lucas
9 Months Ago

Do raw or roasted cashews work best for this recipe?

19 Apr 2017


Deborah Russell
11 Months Ago

3.53 Oz cashews - is the correct? And if so. How do you measure 3.53 oz?

Aileen H
12 Mar 2017

100 g

1 Years Ago

Do you have to use psyllium? Is there an alternative? It tends to make my IBS flare up :(

Katyemma Bakes
14 May 2017

I wonder if chia seeds would work? I don't have any physllum husk or whatever that is??

1 Years Ago

Step 2 seems to be missing some words. How much water do we add to the psyllium? Thanks! Eager to make this.

Aileen H
12 Mar 2017

1 2/3 cups (from ingredients list)

Michelle Mobley
1 Years Ago

Where can I find psyllium that is guaranteed to be lead-free? I was astonished to read on the can of Sprouts brand psyllium that it was banned in California because of the high lead content. My roommate brought it to my attention and declared, "No wonder you are dosing at work in the middle of the afternoon." I took it back to Sprouts and showed it to the manager. While she was great about refunding my money, no action was taken by Sprouts nationally...the product is still on the shelf, with the same warning on the label.

20 Jun 2017

My understanding of CA\'s Proposition 65 is a product has to have that label even if the lead occurs naturally in the growing soil.

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