vegan almond spreadable cheese on toast

Vegan Almond “Cheese” Spread

I tried cashew spreadable “cheese” and other nut cheese way before going full time plant-based. It was yummier than any vegan alternative that I have ever had. I don’t really like meat, so meat-like vegan alternatives weren’t my main focus. But I did love cheese, so I was on the lookout for a delicious substitute.

In the first couple months of going vegan, I relied heavily on super processed fake cheeses. Shredded “parmesan”. Sliced “gouda”. Nacho “cheese”.

And they are usually covered in plastic. With the mind shift towards sustainability and health, it didn’t make much sense to be buying these alternatives.

And 6 slices is like $5.79.

While I do get the sliced cheese sometimes as a special treat, I have switched towards making my own spreadable cheese.

Not only does it eliminate plastic waste, it’s also very easier than you think to make from scratch.

Description: Vegan Almond “Cheese” Spread

Diet: Plant- Based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy- free

Ways to make low-waste: buy bulk almonds, buy bulk nutritional yeast, buy bulk spices

Recipes makes: about a cup of “cheese” spread

Soak time: 25 minutes

Put-Together-Time: 5 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup of almonds

1 cup of boiled water

2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

Garlic powder

Zatural Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Pepper

 

How-To:

shelled almonds for almond vegan cheese
Instead of running to the store to grab shelled or sliced almonds, I used what I had and hand-shelled them.

Soak almond in boiling water for 20 minutes.

Shell almonds.

almond for vegan almond nut spreadable cheese
Almonds are so versatile. Milk. Ice cream topping. Oatmeal filler. Cheese?

Add almonds to food processor

Blend with 1/2 cup of almond water

chopped almonds for vegan almond spreadable cheese
While it’s not as creamy as cream cheese, it has a great texture that tastes natural

Add nutritional yeast and spices

Blend until creamy

vegan almond spreadable cheese on toast
While this spreadable vegan cheese is simply great on toast, use it to make more great cheese recipes. The possibilities are endless.

And voila! And this is just a neutral base that can be used to create so many more variations and recipes

Add chili powder, cumin, and chiptole to create the perfect Mexican cheese for burritos. Or blend with more liquid to make a nacho cheese.

Put on fresh bread and make a grilled cheese.

Add basil to create a ricotta cheese and put together a lasagna.

Or just spread on toast with some green onion garnish for a savory snack.

 

Your full-time plant-eater and part-time vegan cheese maker,

 

AJ

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s