Cashew Cheese Sauce – Vegan

Cashew cheese? Yep – and it’s delicious!

As I’m looking for heart healthy options for meals, I’m trying to eat more unprocessed vegan options. My sister makes a cashew cheese and I’ve seen it on several cooking shows, so I decided to try it. I reviewed a few recipes then went at it with my own additions.

cashew cheese sauce

It is so good, I used the whole jar in a week! And the best part? It’s so easy to make!

Here’s How to Do it:

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Add 1/2 the cashew milk and all the other ingredients into a blender. Process on high until it’s a well blended mash.

You can take it out now and use it as a cheese spread, or add the remaining milk to create a sauce.

Store in a lidded jar in the refrigerator. If you label it with a permanent marker, you can remove it when your finished with fingernail polish remover, then wash it with hot, soapy water.

NOTE: This is best heated slowly on the stove, not microwaved.

What do you use it on? Loaded baked potato, Sandwiches, Roasted or steamed vegetables – Or simply replace regular cheddar sauce or spread with this cashew version.

We had portabello sandwiches with the cheese sauce on it –

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and it was so good! (Pan seared mushroom slices with garlic on toasted whole wheat bread).

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Cashew Cheese Sauce - Vegan

totally plant based and unprocessed, this cheese is delicious on anything you use cheddar cheese sauce on!

Course: condiment, sauce, spread
Cuisine: ameican, vegan
Keyword: cashew, cheddar, cheese, sauce, spread
Servings: 1.5 cups
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews Be sure they are raw - not roasted or cooked at all
  • 1-1/4 cup cashew milk
  • 2 Tablespoon grated fresh carrot
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 medium clove fresh garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon softened vegan buttery spread I used Trader Joe's
Instructions
  1. Add 1/2 the cashew milk and all the other ingredients into a blender. Process on high until it's a well blended mash.

  2. You can take it out now and use it as a cheese spread, or add the remaining milk to create a sauce.

  3. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: This is best heated slowly on the stove, not microwaved. 

What do you use it on? Loaded baked potato, Sandwiches, Roasted or steamed vegetables - Or simply replace regular cheddar sauce or spread with this cashew version. 

© Copyright 2022 The Lazy Gastronome

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3 Responses to Cashew Cheese Sauce – Vegan

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  2. Sounds like something hubby might like although he doesn’t like anything “healthy” if you know what I mean 🙂 I don’t like cashews so wondering if I’d like the taste 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at A Themed Linkup 104 for Healthy Recipes. Pinned.

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