The Ultimate Vegan Guide-Appendix D

Appendix D

Cashew Cheese

People have been asking for my cashew cheese recipe ever since I mentioned it in Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating. Cashew cheese is a perfect pizza topping, and it’s also great for grilled cheese sandwiches. Eating it with sprouts on a bagel may also make you happy.


  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon sliced or chopped jarred pimento
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 2 Tablespoons raw tahini


Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and process with blade until completely smooth. In a pinch, you can use a blender to do this, but chances are you’ll need to dilute the mixture with additional water to attain proper smoothness.

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