Pesto Cheese

I love pesto in pretty much everything and I thought making a plant-based cheese deliciously flavored with pesto was a great idea. It is awesome to have this in the ready for spreading over toasts, using in sandwiches and in pasta sauces. The recipe is blow:

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Cheese
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 1 1/2 cup
Author: Maya Sozer
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews soaked in water at least 4 hours and drained
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon agar agar powder
  1. Put all the ingredients, except the water and agar agar, in a food processor or high speed blender, blend until smooth.
  2. Add the water and the agar agar powder in a saucepan over medium heat and mix well.
  3. Add the pesto mix and bring to boil. It should get a pancake batter consistency.
  4. Transfer into a ramekin and let it cool on the counter.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving

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