Raw Cashew Cheese Recipe

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup cashews soaked overnight in filtered water (makes it easier to blend and digest)

  • 1/2 juice of one lemon

  • 2-3 large TBS nutritional yeast

  • black pepper

  • splash of water

  • 1 clove garlic

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Optional: 

  • Cayenne for spice

  • Salt

Recipe: Place everything in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add small splashes of water or lemon juice if it is too thick for your liking or gets stuck in the blender. I like adding more nutritional yeast (about 3 TBS), but if you are not use to the taste then start with less (1-2 TBS). 

I love adding this to veggie wraps with avocado, lettuce, cucumber, bell peppers or in "zoodles" (zucchini noodles) or even with sweet potato fries or on top of a big salad for extra protein and healthy fats. 

Nutritional yeast is a good replacement if you are trying to go dairy free. I use it on roast veggies, salads, rice, kale chips for a delicious nutty and slightly salty taste. It taste great with almost anything. This recipe is great if you are vegetarian or vegan and want to incorporate more healthy and filling fat and protein in your diet. Trader Joes now makes it for half the price of what it is at Whole Foods so I like getting it there.

 

Athena Meshkin