Cashew Spread

Cashew Spread

This cashew “cheese” is really more of a spread.  You can add any aromatics or other flavorings to this basic recipe. Just pulse and add to taste. It is more the consistency of hummus or ricotta so it acts like a cream cheese spread that’s fantastic with chips, crackers, or veggie sticks, or slathered on sandwiches or wraps.

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Cashew Spread
Diet Level:5
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Diet Level:5
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Instructions
  1. Soak cashews for at least four hours.
  2. Drain the soaked cashews and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Throw the cashews into the food processor with the other ingredients (except the parsley) and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. Add more water as needed.
  4. Tweak lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and onion powder to taste.
  5. Transfer the cheese to a bowl, and stir through the parsley.
Recipe Notes

For different flavors, omit the parsley from the base recipe and add listed ingredients for each variation.

Herbed Cheese:
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
1 finely chopped green onion

Tomato Basil Cheese:
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp tomato paste

Chive Cheese:
2 tbsps finely chopped chives

Chile Cheese:
2 tbsps chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 finely chopped green onions
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 small green chile, ribbed, seeded, and minced or 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

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