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a quick and easy cashew cheese spread with fresh herbs that can be made in a matter of minutes! #vegan #cheese #easy #recipe #food

Easy Herbed Cashew Cheese Spread Recipe

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  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


A quick way to make delicious cashew cheese spread that is perfect to dip veggies, on crackers, sandwiches, or even add to pasta!


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Dash of soy sauce (optional but recommended)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling remove from heat and add the cashews. Allow the cashews to soak in the hot water for 30 minutes to soften then drain.*
  2. In a food processor or high-speed blender*, add in all ingredients except the fresh dill and chives. If cheese is too thick, add more water 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Pour cashew cheese mixture into a medium-sized bowl and mix in fresh dill and chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with crackers and/or fresh veggies and enjoy!


  • If you have the time to, you can also soak your cashews overnight in room temperature or cold water.
  • We suggest a high-speed blender for a smoother cheese. If you would like your cheese to be more chunky and textured, a food processor will work!
  • Nutrition facts do not take into consideration the salt and pepper added to taste.
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes