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Cashew "Cheese" Crumbles / Cashew "Cheese" Spread

Cashew "Cheese" Crumbles / Cashew "Cheese" Spread

(Originally published on 12 Feb 2016 at

This recipe is versatile like many of mine. The "cheese" can be used as crumbles on salads or burrito bowl style dishes. I have also used it as a "cheese" spread on homemade bread or crackers. The seasoning is also adaptable to your palate. Feel like having an herby "cheee"? Add Italian seasoning with or without garlic and onion. Looking for a little kick of spice? Add some ground chipotle pepper and / or cayenne. Experiment and enjoy!

         Basic Ingredients
1 cup raw cashews
2  Tbsp. palm shortening
1/4 tsp. sea salt

3/4 - 1 tsp. mustard powder
2 Tbsp. unforitided nutritional yeast
3/4 - 1 tsp. paprika


Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse/Process until smooth. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Below are add-ins that can be used with the above basic recipe alone or in combinations:

- Italian seasoning
- garlic & onion powder
- red pepper flakes
- ground chipotle pepper
- ground cayenne

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