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Turmeric Cashew Cheese

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Summary

If you’ve never made a nut-based cheese at home before, it might feel a bit intimidating. However, it’s very simple once you soak the nuts! The addition of probiotic-rich miso gives it the delicious umami flavor while herbs and spices give it a pop of flavor. Use this cheese as a dip, on top of salads, in a wrap or to make a creamy pasta sauce.

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 ¾ cup cashews (raw, unsalted)
 1 tbsp organic miso (mellow white or chickpea)
 2 tbsp water
 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp ground turmeric
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

Soak cashews for 4–6 hours or overnight (make sure water is completely covering the cashews).

2

In a small bowl, add the miso and 2 tablespoons of water. With a spoon or small spatula, blend the miso in the water until completely dissolved.

3

In a food processor, add the cashews, miso, apple cider vinegar, paprika, turmeric, oregano, and garlic. Blend until creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning or add salt and pepper if desired.

Chef's Notes

Layer it up!
Top with cilantro or dill for extra nutrition and flavor.

Add a dash of cayenne pepper for nutrition and spice.

How to use cashew cheese
Serve as a dip alongside radish, celery, carrots, and broccoli.

Use it to top avocado toast.

Make a collard green or lettuce wrap with cashew cheese, carrots, avocado, tomato, sesame seeds, and grilled tempeh.

Spread on top of sprouted whole-grain crackers with a dollop of kimchi for extra probiotic goodness.

Add 2–3 tablespoons to red pasta sauce to create a penne alla vodka style sauce.

Recipe from WHOLE Life Club (WLC).

Ingredients

 ¾ cup cashews (raw, unsalted)
 1 tbsp organic miso (mellow white or chickpea)
 2 tbsp water
 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp ground turmeric
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

Soak cashews for 4–6 hours or overnight (make sure water is completely covering the cashews).

2

In a small bowl, add the miso and 2 tablespoons of water. With a spoon or small spatula, blend the miso in the water until completely dissolved.

3

In a food processor, add the cashews, miso, apple cider vinegar, paprika, turmeric, oregano, and garlic. Blend until creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning or add salt and pepper if desired.

Turmeric Cashew Cheese