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Herbed Cashew Cheese

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Summary

The beauty of Herbed Cashew Cheese is that you can use whichever herbs you have on hand or prefer to use based on your flavor preferences. A few delicious and nutrition combinations include parsley and oregano, rosemary and thyme or cilantro and dill. You could also split the cashew cream base in half and create two different herbed cheeses — just for fun!

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup cashews (raw, soaked in water for 4 or more hours)
 1 tbsp organic miso (mellow miso or chickpea)
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 2 tbsp shallot (chopped)
 1 lemon (juiced)
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ¼ cup water
Herbs
 2 tbsp basil (chopped)
 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
 2 tbsp chives (chopped)
 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

1

Drain the cashews then add them to a food processor.

2

Add the miso, yeast, lemon, onion powder, and water.

3

Blend until smooth and creamy.

4

Spoon into a medium bowl.

5

Stir in the herbs and red pepper flakes, if using.

6

Taste and adjust if needed. Add more herbs on top for garnish, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
In place of miso, use an extra tablespoon of nutritional yeast (you just might need to add a little salt to the cheese).

Instead of shallot, use white or yellow onion.

Instead of basil, parsley, and chives, use whatever herbs you have on hand or that you’re growing in your garden! Ideas include rosemary and thyme, parsley and dill, cilantro and chives.

How to enjoy
Serve alongside vegetables as a dip.

Add to a veggie wrap.

Spread on top of a bean burger.

Use it as a pasta filling.

Add to marinara sauce for a “creamier” sauce (might be better without the dill added to the cheese).

Ingredients

 1 cup cashews (raw, soaked in water for 4 or more hours)
 1 tbsp organic miso (mellow miso or chickpea)
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 2 tbsp shallot (chopped)
 1 lemon (juiced)
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ¼ cup water
Herbs
 2 tbsp basil (chopped)
 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
 2 tbsp chives (chopped)
 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

1

Drain the cashews then add them to a food processor.

2

Add the miso, yeast, lemon, onion powder, and water.

3

Blend until smooth and creamy.

4

Spoon into a medium bowl.

5

Stir in the herbs and red pepper flakes, if using.

6

Taste and adjust if needed. Add more herbs on top for garnish, if desired.

Herbed Cashew Cheese