Vegan Herbed Cream Cheese

Vegan Herbed Cream Cheese

Great on crackers and toast, this cashew-based healthy spread is about to become your next staple recipe.

Serves: 6

Everyone loves vegan cheese. But making it yourself can seem daunting. But thanks to this recipe from the So Vegan in 5 cookbook—from the team behind So Vegan—vegan cheesemaking is now easier than ever. Whip up this tangy, herby, super-smooth spread using just seven simple ingredients and your bagels will thank you.

What you need:

2¼ cups raw cashews
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ tablespoon nutritional yeast
½ cup cold water
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 fresh thyme sprigs

What you do:

  1. Into a small bowl, add cashews and cover with hot water. Leave to soak for 20 minutes, then drain.
  2. Into a food processor, add cashews, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, cold water, and salt. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides periodically. Transfer cream cheese to a serving bowl. 
  3. Remove stems from thyme and add half to cream cheese. Stir until fully combined, then garnish with remaining leaves and serve.

Photo credit: So Vegan 

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