Cashew Cheese Platter

A generous smear of this chive-cashew concoction pairs nicely with crisp crudités or crunchy crackers made entirely of seeds. Resembling a thick batch of hummus, this creamy spread with earthy flavors and a snap of garlic is a sensational substitute for the classic cheese plate.  

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Chive Cashew Cheese: 

  • 1 cup raw organic cashews, covered and soaked overnight
  • 1/4 cup filtered water 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, with the mother 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 
  • 1/4 cup organic chives, chopped finely 
  • Celtic sea salt and pepper, to taste

Pairings:

Instructions: 

Drain the soaked cashews and rinse with water. Place the cashews, filtered water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and garlic in a Cuisinart and mix until smooth. Add the yeast and dry mustard and continue to blend until fully incorporated. Remove the concoction and place in a bowl. Fold in the chopped chives, and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.