This is definitely one of my signature recipes and for good reason. It is a healthy and easy to make sauce that is super versatile. I use it for a delightful Mac&Cheese, as a dip sauce, sauce in or over burritos, over open sandwiches, anywhere and everywhere I can think of. The sauce’s signature status was also confirmed when my 10 year old son claimed it was better than ketchup! It’s that good lol. The recipe is below.
I love seeing ever widening options for plant-based food products in my favorite grocery stores. They increase the possibilities of practical home cooking. One such recent discovery was the vegan cream cheese at Trader Joe’s! I don’t know for how long they had been offering it, since I don’t spend much time at all staring at their cheese section. But when I found this out, I immediately grabbed one and started experimenting with it as a recipe component, for both savory and sweet options.
[Guest post by Debra from Vegelicious Kitchen, also on insta @vegeliciouskitchen]
So, I guess I could call this recipe “cashew cream cheese” but it’s not cream cheese. Sometimes I think when recipes are vegan and they resemble the look and creaminess of a cream cheese, for example, that’s what the recipe ends up being called. But, I think that can be putting expectations on a recipe that aren’t realistic.
Not that in any way am I saying it’s not a good recipe, it’s just different than dairy cream cheese.Yes, this recipe for Herb Cashew Spread is really creamy and yes it is filled with fresh chopped herbs and yes it does look like a dairy cream cheese spread, but it’s not cheese. It’s its own unique thing – a spread made with nuts and fresh herbs – delicious and nutritious!