Cashew Cream Cheese
Cashew Cream Cheese is a staple substitute in the vegan diet and it’s easy to make. By mixing in 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, you can closely approximate a cheese flavor. You can also mix in some nutritional yeast, which adds the cheese flavor to go with the texture.
Use this Cashew Cream Cheese in your cooking to replace ricotta or cream cheese. For ricotta, leave it a little chunkier. For cream cheese, blend it until it’s smooth and add a little extra water to thin it out. It’s also great as a sandwich spread and as a dip for your chips and veggies.
You’ll need to soak the cashews for 2 hours to make them soft. Plan accordingly!
Our Vegan Gluten Free Lasagna uses this as a ricotta substitute. Check out our vegan substitutes guide for other substitution ideas.
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- Add the cashews to a mixing bowl and cover with water. Cover and let stand 2 hours to make them soft.
- Drain the cashews thoroughly in a colander.
Serving size varies depending on the recipe that calls for it. This makes about 2 cups of cashew cream.
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