WATCH: Vegan Cashew Cheese Recipe

3.2 (6 reviews)

WATCH: Vegan Cashew Cheese Recipe



  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • Cold water sufficient to cover the cashews by 2 inches
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  • Place the cashews in a medium bowl. Add the cold water and let soak for 2 hours. Drain.
  • Combine the cashews, 1/3 cup of water, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor and blend, scraping down the sides occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until very smooth.
  • Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 day and up to 2 days. Refrigerate until ready to use or for up to 5 days.

Makes 1 1/4 cups

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Rated 3.2/5 based on 6 reviews

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