Gracious Vegan Ricotta Cheese 

By the Gracious Vegan

 Pizza with vegan ricotta cheese, spinach, roasted butternut squash,  Gracious Vegan Parmesan , and  White Garlic Sauce

Pizza with vegan ricotta cheese, spinach, roasted butternut squash, Gracious Vegan Parmesan, and White Garlic Sauce

This creamy concoction tastes excellent and a lot like ricotta cheese. Some of us might say better than dairy ricotta. It works well on pizzas, in calzones, in lasagna, and in many other recipes. 

Makes 2 cups

Soak cashews in cold water at least 2 hours, or pour boiling water over them, cover, and let them soak 20 minutes. (You can skip this step if you have a high-speed blender.) 

  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews

Drain cashews and place them with remaining ingredients into a blender or food processor, and process until creamy. You might have to stop and scrape down the sides once or more.

  • ½ cup water
  • 1.5 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder

Taste for flavors. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two, to stiffen the cheese.

Timing: 5-10 minutes if you have a high-speed blender; 25-30 if you need to soak the cashews

Nutrition: whole-food unprocessed

Gluten-free

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