WARNING: This shiz is like crack! You WILL want more. You’ll dream about it and you’ll make it again and again. You’ll probably even want to roll it up and smoke it. It’s THAT good (I’ve never actually done crack or smoked cashew cheese, just for the record).
Not only is this vegan cashew cheese delish times infinity, it’s super versatile so you can easily have a batch in your fridge at all times, use it many different ways and it’ll never get old and go bad from being ignored.
You can spread it on a pizza or crumble it on a big green salad. Try it in a sandwich or use it in lasagna. Use it as a topping for Roasted Kabocha Squash. Use your imagination and get creative. Because creative is sexy.
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Vegan Cashew Cheese
Vegan Cashew Cheese (Stupidly Easy!)
Note: You will have to soak the cashews for at least 1 hour. You can soak them for up to 24 hours. The longer you soak them the more creamy they will become. If you don't want to soak them for 24 hours, soaking them for an hour is totally sufficient.
Makes 1 cup (210g) Soy free / gluten free
- 1 cup cashews soaked in 3 cups of water for at least 1 hour. 130g, 709 ml
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice 10ml
- 1/2 teaspoon salt 3g
- 2 turns fresh black pepper
- 1/4 cup water 60ml
Soak, drain and rinse cashews.
Place in a food processor, along with lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
Pulse for about 1 minute to combine ingredients.
Add water and process until completely smooth, about 2 -4 minutes.
Is it seriously that simple? Yes lovers, it is. xo
- Turn off the food processor and scrape down the mixture from the sides a couple of times while processing (but be sure to turn off your food processor before you do this. Seems obvious but we've all had our blonde moments).
- This is an awesome base recipe. From here, feel free to play around and add other yummy ingredients (Chives and garlic sound awesome to me!)
- If all you have are roasted cashews, you can use them. The reason I use raw cashews is because they are most nutritious in their raw form.