HOW TO: Make Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese

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1. Gather the ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2tsp-3/4tsp salt, preferably sea salt
  • Fresh or dried seasonings, including thyme, basil, rosemary, etc. (I used 1 tsp dried basil and 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
  • Other add-ins like sun-dried tomatoes, olives, etc. (optional)

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2. Soak the cashews

Put the cashews in a bowl and add several cups of filtered water. Let them soak for at least 2-3 hours or overnight. This will soften the cashews and make them creamier and easier to process.

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3. Juice and zest the lemon

Juice the lemon. This should yield about 2 Tbsp of juice. Then zest the lemon. This should yield about 1 -2 tsp of zest, but this measurement does not need to be exact.

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6 Responses to “HOW TO: Make Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese”

  1. diane Mossanen says:

    Very interested in your recipes for raw foods ,when they are dairy free and egg free

  2. sunflowerluv_22 says:

    Wow, this is interesting. Just the thing I wanted to try! As a newbie vegan I am looking for healthier alternatives as well as trying to stop my cravings for gas station chimichangas!! Thanks for posting this :)

  3. Moonspirit48 says:

    I am allergic to all yeast products. Is there a substitute for the nutritional yeast? Thank you for your reply!

  4. Gladiolagazer says:

    Moonspirit48,
    Baking soda and lemon juice combined behave the same way yeast does. I don’t know the ratio of lemon juice to baking soda, nor the reciprocal replacement for this mixture to yeast.

  5. gladiolagazer says:

    Don’t confuse nutritional yeast with active yeast!!

  6. gladiolagazer says:

    Do not confuse nutritional yeast with active yeast!!

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