I’ve referred to cashew cheese in several of my posts, unknowingly without posting a recipe of my simple and basic version of Classic Cashew Cheese! Today I wanted to share this quick and easy recipe for you all to “save” in your Recipe Box (the drop down under the Recipe tab) for later. Cashew cheese is perfect for those of you wanting an alternative to dairy or for the adventurous foodies who want to give a new recipe a try. I promise this won’t disappoint, it’s full of flavor and not to mention nutrition from the main ingredients raw cashews and nutritional yeast.
Classic Cashew Cheese is full range of B vitamins including B12 (notably from the nutritional yeast), magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, healthy fats, protein, and fiber. This recipe is not only vitamin and mineral rich compared to standard dairy, but it’s also much easier for many of us to digest, tastes great, and is versatile to use!
How to use Classic Cashew Cheese |
- Dollop // onto baked potatoes, on a salad, fresh pasta, scrambled eggs, etc.
- Dip // use as a dip for vegetables, fruits, gluten free crackers, etc.
- Dressing // 1 Tbs. classic cashew cheese + 2 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar = creamy salad dressing
- Sauce // 1/4 cup classic cashew cheese + 3 Tbs. dijon mustard + 1/2 cup of almond milk = creamy cheesy sauce
- Spread // spread onto sandwiches, cracker, wraps, gluten free toast, etc.
- 1 cup raw cashews (soaked)
- ¼ cup filtered water
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 2 Tbs. lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbs. white wine (wine you’d drink) or use 1 Tbs. raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbs. dijon mustard
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Simply add all ingredients into your Vitamix or high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy.
- It will be the consistency of thawed or stirred cream cheese.
- This will further harden after it’s been chilled.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.
After the cashew cheese is chilled, it will harden slightly and be easier to spread
Warning // this recipe is so delicious you may find yourself wanting to consume the whole bowl… use moderation and portion control with this recipe because it is calorie dense from using cashews-but also nutrient dense! Simply use 1-2 Tbs. as a serving or work it into your daily calories, etc. I’m all about flexibility.
Have you ever made cashew cheese before? What would you use this on? Share below, I like hearing what you have to say!
Have a cheeeeeeesy day,