This cashew cheese spread tastes amazing and is so versatile! You can enjoy it 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. No matter what you choose to pair it with, this cashew cheese spread will be phenomenal!

Smoked Cashew Cheese Spread [Vegan]

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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.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 624 | Total Carbs: 42 g | Total Fat: 44 g | Total Protein: 25 g | Total Sodium: 1606 g | Total Sugar: 10 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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