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Dairy And Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Cheese Spread

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Soak cashews (1 1/2 cup) in water for a few hrs. Take 4 garlic cloves, cut off the tops and put in foil with 3 tbsp olive oil. Bake at 400F for 30-40 mins. Let cool and remove garlic from skins. Blend soaked cashews+roasted garlic cloves+1/4 cup fresh parsley+3/4 tsp sea salt+1 green onion+1/2 tsp dried oregano+juice of 1/2 lemon+1/2 cup water until smooth and creamy.

This faux herb cashew cheese spread is delicious. It is also gluten, dairy, and egg free and fits in with a Paleo or Vegan diet.

Using cashews in this recipe adds protein. Served with cut up vegetables it makes for a great lunch or snack idea.

Cashew Cheese Spread [Recipe]

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • 4 roasted garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 green onion
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Soak cashews in water for a few hours, drain and rinse.
  2. To roast garlic cut off tops of garlic, put in foil with olive oil and bake 400F for 30-40 minutes. Let cool and remove garlic from skins.
  3. In a food processor or Vitamix process all the ingredients until creamy. I added the water slowly to get the right consistency of dip I wanted.
  4. Serve with cut up vegetables.
Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

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