Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese

Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese

I started making cashew cheese a couple of years ago and since then I’ve mastered the recipe to the point I’ll happily share it with the world. If you’re not familiar with cashew cheese, don’t let the name scare you – it’s dead easy to whip up and uber delicious.

I often make cashew cheese for family gatherings, dinner parties or simply just because. It makes a perfect starter served along with crackers and marinated olives and it surely is an ice breaker, sparking conversation around the table.

If you’re a fan of creamy cheese dips, I’ll guarantee you that you will go bonkers with this dairy-free version. It’s so addictive that one time my father-in-law may or may not have sneaked into the kitchen fridge to have some more in the middle of the night.

Raw Vegan Cashew CheeseRaw Vegan Cashew Cheese

Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese

1 cup soaked cashew nuts
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4.5 Tbsp soya milk (or any dairy-free milk of your choice)
1 tsp tahini
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dill
1/4 tsp oregano

1. Soak cashew nuts in a bowl filled with warm water for at least 2 hours but ideally overnight. The longer the cashews soak the softer they will become.

2. Blitz all ingredients with a mixer until smooth and creamy. If not creamy enough, add a little more soya milk.

Just picture yourself curling up in a blanket, watching a movie with a glass of white wine and eating your way through the most delicious cheese dip and crackers. Go on, treat yourself.

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  1. Primeiro que tudo as fotografias estão maravilhosas Rita!!! 🙂 E queijo dipping? OH MEU DEUS. É a minha perdição… Felizmente tendo a comer com cenouras e pimento, senão estava tramada… Mas adoro tudo quanto seja dips de queijo. Mega nham!

  2. I’ve made something similar to this before to bake with veggies in a casserole type dish, but I’ve never made it as a straight up dip! I think the problem is that I end up eating too much of it… haha. But this looks delicious! Thanks for posting, Rita. The vegan in me is very grateful!

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

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