July 22, 2018 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese

Cashews are heart friendly nuts. It boosts your daily requirement for protein and fiber. This recipe of vegan cashew cream cheese is creamy, flavorful, and nutritious. It’s good to spread on slices of bread and crackers for snacks.

Prep Time 1 hour | Cook Time 5 minutes | Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes | 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 80g plain cashew nuts, soaked in hot water for at least an hour (or overnight if you don’t have a high-powered blender)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of dried rosemary
  • Sea salt, to taste

Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Drain the cashews and add into a high-powered blender along with the oil, garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Blend for around 1 minute in a high powered blender, or around 3-5 minutes (or longer if needed) in a lower power unit, until it has formed a smooth, thick paste that resembles cream cheese. If it is too thick, then add a little warm water.
  2. Transfer to a small dish and sprinkle over the dried rosemary. Use as a substitute to cream cheese in any dish!

Store in an airtight pot in the fridge for up to three days.