Last week I made beef big plate nachos with cheese vegan cheese. I got some reacties why I would use vegan cheese on nachos? Simple answer because this cheese is absolutely delicious. Okay it is vegan but that is because the ingredients are. What matters in my opinion is that what you eat is something that tastes really great and that there isn’t any dairy in it is a bonus. As you can see on my blog I am not vegan but a lot of the things are vegan. So I am all for combining what you like and in this case it was adding vegan cheese. I haven’t shared the recipe. So today I am showing you how to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways. Lets get started!
I never thought it was possible to make a dip that tastes like cheese but is not cheese. The main ingredient of this cheese is cashew. Cashew is high in protein and a source of iron. Cashew is one of my favorite nuts. Roasted, salted or unsalted I like them even better than peanuts or almonds. In the past I have made cashew nut butter the same way as I have made the worlds easiest peanut butter. I used roasted unsalted cashew and put it in the food processor until it turned into a butter. This recipe is kind of similar.
There is quite a difference in taste between roasted salted cashew nuts and raw cashew. For vegan cheese or this cashew dip I add some garlic powder and cumin powder to the raw cashew nuts. Then I add the secret ingredient nutritional yeast and let the food processor do its job. The nutritional yeast is adding that extra nutty flavor to the cheese.
To turn it into a smooth cheese I add some water when all the ingredients are combined. The length you run the food processor and the amount of water determines how smooth the cheese will be. If you like a more solid thick cheese/dip then add little water. If you like a more smooth, soft cheese you add more water.
To make it 2 a ways I made a soft cheese as the first option and added spicy Sriracha sauce to the second option.
How to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways
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Today I am showing you how to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways. Cashew, spices and water. Its amazing how great this tastes. Lets get started!
- 3 cups of raw cashew nuts
- 3 tsp nutritional yeast
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tbsp Sriracha
- 1 cup of water
Put the cashew nuts in the food processor
Blend the cashew nuts until they turn into fine powder
Add the garlic, cumin and nutritional yeast
Blend until the cashew turn into a nut butter
If you like a thick butter take the butter out. If you like a more smooth cheese add water
Take half of the cheese from the food processor
Add the Sriracha and let the food processor run
Take the second cheese from the food processor