Easy Cashew Cheese (Vegan, Oil Free)
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack
Serves: 2.5 cups
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight in the fridge
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼-1/2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½-3/4 cup water, to consistency
  • optional: 1-2 drops doTERRA essential oils like Black Pepper, Oregano, or Rosemary
  1. Add all the ingredients, starting with ½ cup water, to a high-speed blender or a food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth, topping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the blender/food processor bowl.
  3. If you would like the cheese to be a thinner consistency, add more water. However, do know that the cheese will thicken as it chills in the fridge. The cheese is done blending when it is smooth and no longer gritty in texture from the unblended cashews.
  4. Once smooth, use immediately to make a cheese sauce, top a pizza, or add to a wrap, or transfer the cheese to an airtight container and chill for at least 2 hours before shaping into a cheese ball or in cold dishes.
The serving sizes are basic estimates based upon the servings my husband and I use to reach fullness and satiety when eating this recipe. Please remember to honor your hunger and fullness by eating more when you are hungry and stopping when you are satisfied.
Please, only use doTERRA essential oils internally because they are the only essential oil company with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) quality!
Nutrition Information
Servings: 10-12 servings
Recipe by Shalom Homestead at https://shalomhomestead.com/easy-cashew-cheese-vegan-oil-free/