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Homemade Cashew "Cheese"

by Greg Perez

Inspired by kyongcw.com

Ingredients

for 12 slices

  • 2 cups
    raw cashew (300 g)
  • 3 teaspoons
    sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon
    onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons
    nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tablespoons
    lemon juice
  • 2 ½ cups
    water (585 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons
    agar-agar flakes

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Preparation

  1. In a blender, combine the cashews, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and 1 cup (235 ml) of water. Blend for 1 minute, until very smooth.
  2. In a small pot, bring the remaining water to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Slowly add the agar-agar flakes while whisking continuously. Continue to whisk the mixture until thick, about 2 minutes.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool until the steam evaporates, then add to the blender with the other ingredients.
  5. Blend for 1 minute, until smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until thickened.
  7. When ready to serve, invert the cashew cheese onto a plate. Slice or mash into cashew cheese spread and serve.
  8. Enjoy!
 

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