Saturday, February 27, 2010

Conquering Lion Cashew Cheez


2 C Cashews
1 C Filtered water
1/3 C Red bell pepper, diced
2½ Tbl Green onion, diced
2 Tbl Cilantro, minced
1 tsp Garlic, minced (optional)
3 tsp shoyu, or to taste
1/2 tsp Sea salt, or to taste
Pinch Crushed red pepper flakes


1. Blend cashews with filtered water until smooth. Place in a ½ gallon open-mouthed glass jar. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. Cover with a towel and allow to sit in a warm place overnight.

2. Pour cashew mixture into a large mixing bowl, combine with remaining ingredients and mix well. I pulse mine a few times in the Vitamix. Refrigerate and serve with flax crackers, veggies, over salad or as a spread for nori wraps, yum!

  • Delicious when made with macadamia nuts or pine nuts.
  • Blend 1 C of chopped red pepper with cultured cashew mixture, before adding the remaining ingredients.
  • Replace cilantro with other fresh herbs.
  • Add ¼ C grated carrots or beets.
  • Replace bell pepper with other fresh veggies.
Serving suggestions
  • Use as a dip for Flax Crackers.
  • Use as a spread in Live Nori Rolls or scoop into a salad.
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