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Versatile Cashew Cream Cheese

This recipe for cashew cream cheese is ubiquitous throughout the plant-based community. It is such a versatile recipe you can use it to create a variety of unrelated dishes. I keep a bowl of this in my fridge at all times. There seems to be no end to the things you can do with this simple, super-yummy recipe. I love to thin it a little by whisking in a little water to create a delightful dip for fresh apple slices, one of my favorite snacks!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Cooking Basics, Quick & Easy, Sauces/Condiments
Cuisine: American, Fusion, World
Keyword: cashew, cream cheese, vegan
Servings: 8 1/4 cup servings
Calories: 134kcal


Versatile Cashew Cream Cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-2/3 cups filtered water


  • Combine cashews, salt,  and lemon juice in Vitamix. 
  • Add enough filtered water to achieve the desired consistency. The thicker you want your cheese, the less water you need to use. 
  • Refrigerate until firm or use at once.



Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 165mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1.6mg