Jalapeño Cashew Cheese via #vegan
30 min or less, Easy, Gluten Free, Oil free, Sauces, Dips and Dressings, Under 400 calories, Vegan Recipes

Jalapeño Cashew Cheese

Creamy and nutritious Jalapeño Cashew Cheese- the perfect substitute for cheese in vegan recipes. You’ll love it!

Jalapeño Cashew Cheese via #vegan

I want to hug the person who thought of using cashews to make cheese, dips and sauces.  As a huge cheese fan, I still struggle with not having cheese as much as I used to. But once I made cashew cheese for the first time I was hooked, and it definitely makes not eating cheese a little easier.

For this recipe, it’s very important that you soak the cashews in water overnight before making this cheese. Otherwise, it  won’t be as creamy and the texture will be lacking. Although, if you don’t have time to soak it overnight, a couple hours is better than nothing. Just make sure you drain the water first before putting it into the food processor or blender.

To make this cheese, it’s very easy! Just add all ingredients to a food processor or high powered blender. Process on high until smooth.

Makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons).

This stuff is amazing, but I definitely have to stop myself from overeating! Calories and fat from nuts can add up, so use sparingly. =)

Jalapeño Cashew Cheese via #vegan


Jalapeño Cashew Cheese (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Jalapeño Cashew Cheese via #vegan

Creamy and nutritious Jalapeño Cashew Cheese- the perfect substitute for cheese in vegan recipes. You’ll love it!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free


  • 1 cup cashews (soaked overnight in water & drained)
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (shake can first)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional, for yellow color)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and chopped very fine (use gloves if you can and don’t touch your eyes- ouch!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sea salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process on high until smooth.
  2. Makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons).

**Nutrition based per serving of 1 tablespoon (of 16 servings total)

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