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Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

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Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Last week I made beef big plate nachos with vegan cashew cheese. I got some questions why I would use vegan cheese on beef nachos? Simple answer because this cheese is absolutely delicious. So today I am showing you how to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways. Lets get started!

Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

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 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.

Vegan cashew cheese ingredients

Do you also want to eat vegan cashew cheese then you need these ingredients:

  • Raw cashew nuts
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Sriracha
  • Water

Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways ingredients

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.

Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

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.

Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Two versions vegan cashew cheese

I made two variants of this vegan cashew cheese:

  • a basic cheese as a first option
  • a spicy variant by adding Sriracha sauce as a second variant

How to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

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Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

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

Nutrition facts

Calories: 444; Fat: 32.4g; Carbs: 26.5g; Protein: 14.7g;

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  • Reply
    September 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make some cashew cheese for a while, it looks delicious!

    • Reply
      September 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you Liberty. This one is really easy to make and indeed very delicious! Have a look at the video where I show how you can make this one yourself.

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