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Cashew Cheese

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Total: 5 mins
  • 2 and 1/2 cups (375 ml) approx 1x
  • Appetizer, How-to
  • American, Vegan
  • Vegan

Servings 2 and 1/2 cups (375 ml) approx 1x

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Cashew cheese, a creamy, smooth and delicious vegan appetizer. It’s so cheesy, it requires 6 ingredients and it’s ready in just 5 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw unsalted cashews (300 g)
  • ¾ cups water (200 ml)
  • ½ cups nutritional yeast (8 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Soak the cashews overnight.
  2. The day after, drain and rinse.
  3. Incorporate the cashews and the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined. Add more or less salt to taste.
  4. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, crudités or bread. You could also add it to your pizza or your vegan burger.
  5. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

Notes

  • Raw cashews work best for this recipe, but you could also use the toasted ones.
  • Lemon juice can be substituted for lime juice. 
  • Feel free to add other herbs and spices if you’d like your cheese to be tastier.
  • Prep time doesn’t include soaking time.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 56
  • Sodium: 60 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 3 g