Savoury Cashew Cheese

One of the most common questions I get as a vegan is "how do you stay away from cheese!?" I was never a big fan of dairy products to begin with, but for anyone struggling to give up that cheesy flavour, this recipe is for you! Nutritional yeast is my 'go to' for cheese flavour, but another common vegan source is using a cashew base. In this recipe I've created a cashew cheese combined with nutritional yeast for added health benefits! Not only is this cheese packed with healthy fats, B vitamins, and flavour, but it's also extremely quick and easy to make!

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                     Prep Time:  ~5 mins       Total Time: ~5 mins        Yields: ~ 1 Cup

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Unsalted Cashews
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/8 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Basil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

Directions:

Step 1: Using your food processor, blend cashews until you reach a somewhat crumby consistency. You may need to use your spatula to scrape the blended cashews from the edges to mix well enough.

Step 2: Add almond milk to cashews and blend until smooth. Continue to add nutritional yeast, mustard, seasonings, hot sauce, and lemon juice. Remove from blender and enjoy!... See, I told you it was simple!

Note: Store cashew cheese in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Perfect for spreading on wraps/sandwiches, dipping vegetables, or adding to power bowls for added flavour!

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