"This is the vegan version of a cheese spread. Serve it as a starter with vegetable crudites or crackers, but it is also a great sandwich filler and it works well on baked potatoes. Using raw cashews creates a delicately flavored spread, while toasted cashew produces a fuller flavor." 500 Vegan Dishes
Soak the cashews for at least an hour in water; drain. Combine the cashews, lemon juice, water, garlic, nutritional yeast, balsamic vinegar, and sugar in a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides once in a while. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Stir in the sesame seeds, scallion, and herbs. Serve at room temperature garnished with fresh herbs and lemon.
Cashew Coconut Spread
Prepare the basic recipe, using full-fat coconut milk in place of water. Add the herbs, if desired.
Prepare the basic recipe, using almonds or smoked almonds in place of the cashews and 3 tbs olive oil in place of the water. Add the herbs and sesame seeds, if desired.
Peppered Cashew Spread
Prepare the basic recipe but omit the herbs and sesame seeds. Add 1 (2 oz) jar pimentos and 1 tbs smoked paprika to the food processor with the cashews. For additional bite, add 1-2 tbs finely chopped chipotle in adobo sauce.
Carrot and Raisin Cashew Spread
Prepare the basic recipe using 3/4 cup grated carrot and 1/2 cup raisins in place of the scallion, parsley and thyme.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (84g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 217 (72%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 24.1g||32 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.1g||21 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 12.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 5.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 375.8mg||13 %|
|Potassium 435.9mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.7g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.1g||12 %|
|Sugars, other 13.6g|
|Protein 9.7g||14 %|
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Calories per serving: 303
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