A tasty herbed cream-cheese.
1 cup cashews, Preferably soaked
1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
1 tablespoon onion, Chopped
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
1½ teaspoon lime or lemon juice
1 teaspoon nama shoyu
1 teaspoon spinach, Chopped
1 pinch salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
For some reason, this tastes nicer with the lime juice than with the lemon:)
The measurements are very rough- add the onion, juice, soy gradually!
Grind up the cashews (I use my mini nut grinder, it would have been better in a food processor).
Add 1/2 of the juice, 1/2 of the shoyu and 1/2 of the onion.
Add the dried herbs, garlic powder, yeast and salt. Process and check the taste again, gradually adding the last of the juice, shoyu and onion until the mixture reaches a thick houmous-type texture.
Mix in the chopped spinach and stir with a spoon.
Tastes yummy as a dip, in a lettuce wrap and is good to stuff red or green peppers with.