Spreadable Vegan Cashew Cheese

Make creamy and tangy vegan cashew cheese with just seven ingredients. Spread it on crackers, eat it with veggies, or enjoy it by the spoonful!


cashews hot water olive oil salt

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vegan cream cheese nutritional yeast garlic powder apple cider vinegar

Step 1:

Place the cashews in a bowl and add hot water, making sure the cashews are completely covered. Set aside to soak for at least 30 minutes, and then drain the cashews.

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Add the soaked cashews to a food processor and process until the mixture develops a thick paste-like consistency. If you can roll up the mixture into a ball, the cashews are ready. 

Step 2:

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Add the nutritional yeast, oil, garlic powder, salt, and apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice). For extra flavor, feel free to add spices like paprika, chili powder, black pepper, or your favorite dried herbs. Process the mixture.

Step 3:

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Add the vegan cream cheese. This will help make the cashew cheese smooth, creamy, and spreadable. Continue processing the mixture until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step 4:

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