|Herbed Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese|
My favourite thing to spread this on is cauliflower "crackers", which are simply slices of raw cauliflower.
I found this recipe at Healthy Blender Recipes, and did a half-batch (more affordable and helps with moderation!). You can find the recipe with variations here: Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese.
Herbed Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese [Adapted]
1 cup soaked cashews* (2-4 hours)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/16 tsp onion powder
1/16 tsp ground thyme
1/8 tsp ground rosemary
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried parsley
2-4 Tbsp water
*Almonds work too, I usually use half and half (1/2 slivered almonds, 1/2 raw cashews).
Place everything but the water into a food processor. Start with 1 Tbsp of water and process. You'll have to scrape down the sides multiple times throughout the process. Keep adding water, teaspoonfuls or less at a time, until desired consistency. You want it to work like a spread.
Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavours meld, or dig in right away if you just can't wait!
It's very nice spread onto slices of veggies, like zucchini or cucumber.