This is a quick and versatile cheese recipe. It can be used as a sauce on raw pasta or pizza, or to spread on crackers, or as a dip for corn chips. Thanks to Tommie for sharing this recipe!
1 cup raw cashews
.33 large orange or red bell pepper
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
Put all ingredients in blender with water just to cover the cashews, and blend together.
I just take the cashews out of the bag and throw them in the blender with the rest of the ingredients. You can vary the thickness by using more or less water.
I've been vegan for 2 years and this is by far the tastiest cheese substitute that I've tried. It was also the first recipe that I've made from gone raw--now I can't wait to try more. Thanks!
Delicious!!!!! Quick and simple. I used macadamia and pine nuts and I added green onion! Thankyou!
just made this and YUM! Waiting for my buckwheat crackers to dry. Cant wait! Thanks for the recipe.
This is goooood! Made it tonight for lasagna. I am letting it sit overnight but if it's good I will post it. Thanks!
I just made zuchini noodles and cheese with this cheese sauce tonight. It was RAWSOME! I had a hard time not OVEReating. :) Thank you for the simplicity in the recipe.
Wow! It tastes so much like cheese! I like it BETTER!
this is incredible! it's a great dip and has great flavor. i substituted garlic powder for onion powder and it was great. thank you!
Outrageously good! I just made this tonight w/ a little fresh onion instead of powder (don't keep it on hand as I always have onions) and served it on my zucchini pasta. I just returned from the store right before supper w/ a beautiful orange bell pepper, too. To me, it tasted like the pimento cheese spread that I used to love when I was a little girl -- only even better. Thanks so much for this recipe.
I made this with 1 Tbsp. chopped onion instead of the onion powder - yummy! It made a great spread on my Sun Dried Tomato Bread.
This is such a wonderful recipe! It's easy and goes on everything... i love it on broccoli!
Have you ever used raw onion for flavor instead of than the onion powder?
I made this using a bit more water--delicious as a creamy dip for raw crackers! Very sweet.
i actually substituted a combo of pine nuts, young coconut meat, and macadamia nuts for the cashews. it turned out beautifully!
bq. If I want to make a large batch, how long would it last in the fridge? Thanks!
My rule of thumb is 5 days for raw foods that haven't been dehydrated. But, I'm not confident this is totally correct.
Cashews usually need to be heated for the shells to be removed. I have a source where I live of a company who hand peels each cashew which makes them truly raw. But you know, whatever, eating not completely raw cashews it's not a terrible thing to do.
If I want to make a large batch, how long would it last in the fridge?
faerychild, I hadn't heard about raw cashews not actually being raw. I did find a bit of a discussion in "the forums":http://goneraw.com/forums/3/topics/600. One person noted being able to sprout raw almonds from New Seasons, so perhaps seek out that source.
I read recently that most cashews- even those stated to be raw- are actually not raw. I cant vouce for how true this is but heres the paragraph from the raw food website I found it: Most cashews that are sold as raw are heated to shell and boiled to remove strong toxins. Even those that sprout and grow, make some raw fooders sick. (Substitute Pine Nuts, Hazelnuts or Almonds.)
Thought that might be helpful. Im sure it would be great with a variety of other seeds or nuts:-)