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Vegan Cheese

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Total: 30 mins
  • 6 1x
  • Appetizer
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 6 1x

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This vegan cheese tastes like the real thing. It’s a delicious and healthy alternative to cheese made with 9 ingredients in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups potatoes (360 g), peeled and diced, any type will do, but Yukon gold works best
  • 1 cup carrots (135 g), peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup water (125 ml)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (35 g)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (70 g)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  1. Boil or steam the potatoes and carrots for about 20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Drain them and add them to a blender
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. Serve your vegan cheese immediately with tortilla chips, crudités, pita bread, or spread over a slice of vegan bread. You could also use it to make a vegan grilled cheese sandwich!
  5. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month. I usually transfer the frozen container to the fridge the night before, that way it defrosts by itself. I reheat it in a saucepan and add some water, vegetable stock, or unsweetened plant milk if needed. It can be reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed through.

Notes

  • I’ve made this vegan cheese recipe using different types of potatoes and it always works, so please feel free to use any kind you have on hand.
  • It can be made with cold, hot, or room temperature water. You could even add the water you used to boil the veggies. I prefer to use clean water at room temperature, though.
  • Extra virgin olive oil is my favorite choice, but any oil will do.
  • If you can’t find nutritional yeast in your area, use debittered brewer’s yeast instead (the same amount) or you could also use beer instead of water. You may need to add a little less, though.
  • Not all brands of nutritional or brewer’s yeast weigh the same, so I prefer to use a measuring cup. If you don’t have one, add 8 tablespoons or 35 grams and add more if needed.
  • If you want your cheese spicy, just add a dash of cayenne powder.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 404 mg
  • Fat: 13.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g