Tangy and fruity, this lime and strawberry cake doesn't disappoint. It's set on a sticky date-macadamia crust, and the combination of cashews and coconut oil makes for an absolutely divine texture. Top with chopped pistachios and raspberries for beautiful presentation.

No-Bake Lime Strawberry Cheesecake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup macadamias or almonds, soaked in water for at least 8 hours, then drained
  • 3/4 cup dates, pitted and diced

For the Lime Layer:

  • 2 cups cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours, then drained
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • Zest from 3 small limes
  • A handful of baby spinach leaves (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)

For the Strawberry Layer:

  • 3 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked water for at least 4 hours, then drained
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)

For Garnish:

  • Raspberries
  • Chopped pistachios
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Preparation

  1. For the crust, pulse the macadamias in a blender to fine crumbles and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Then pulse the dates to fine crumbles and add to the bowl.
  2. Mix well. It should form a relatively sticky dough. If too dry, add a little extra water. Line springform pan with baking paper, scoop dough into springform and spread evenly.
  3. For the lime layer, blend all ingredients until smooth. You might need to scrape the mixture down the sides or use tamper. Only add a little extra water if the mixture won’t blend at all.
  4. Pour the lime layer into the springform and spread evenly. Place in freezer while preparing the strawberry layer.
  5. For the strawberry layer, blend all ingredients until smooth. You might need to scrape the mixture down the sides or use tamper. Only add a little extra water if the mixture won’t blend.
  6. Carefully pour the strawberry layer over the lime layer and spread evenly. Garnish with raspberries and chopped pistachios.
  7. Place in freezer until set. Let defrost in the refrigerator for a bit before slicing and serving.
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