Cashew nut cheese spread

There are a few versions of this around now, this is my take on it.  Its a great recipe to turn into a sauce  (simply add your choice of milk and spices) to have  with a dish like pasta or noodles. 


  • 112g cashew nuts
  • 40ml water
  • 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove – minced
  • 1/2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • Optional—sprinkle of yellow mustard powder
  • Seasoning
  • Optional—sprinkle of sesame or pumpkin seeds


  1. In a bowl of jug that you can use a handblender in, soak the cashews in water the night before, or at least 4 hours.
  2. Drain them, rinse, then add back 40ml water.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and whizz up. Should make a thick creamy paste.

 Lovely on crackers, as a dip, or on top of baked jacket or sweet potatoes.



Ready In:

5 mins + soaking time

Good For:


Health Benefits

Cashew nuts are a good source of protein and healthy fats which are thought to be beneficial to the heart, brain and gut.  They also contain vitamin E (great for the skin), zinc (important for the immune system) and magnesium (needed for sleep and muscle relaxation)

 Nutritional yeast is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that we must get from food.  Great for vegans. It also contains many B vitamins, as well as zinc and selenium

Raw apple cider vinegar— Great for the gut, lowering blood sugar levels &  for weight management

 Garlic is well known to boost immunity & is antibacterial & antifungal.  Much research has found it effective in treating cols and flu, it is anti-carcogenic, & thought to be beneficial for high blood pressure, stroke prevention, & treating diabetes.






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