Garlic and Chive Vegan Almond Cheese Spread

by | February 17, 2019

Love vegan cheese spreads but dread the costs? Here’s a garlic and chive vegan almond cheese spread recipe that would allow you to devour on plant based spreads without burning a hole in your pocket.

When it comes to vegan cheese we definitely have our fair share of picks available to us. We have every “cheese” flavor and texture available to us and most at our neighborhood grocery store. But as delicious as they are they can easily break the bank, especially if you have a full house to feed. If you live on a budget like me, the best way to save is to buy in bulk. Nuts, seeds, and beans are a huge saver if you buy them in volume.
This garlic and chive vegan almond cheese spread recipe is a great versatile spread for crackers, bruschetta, and even to switch out mayo on your favorite veggie sandwich. I like using almonds for this recipe because the texture allows you to spread or dip without it running off the end of a cracker. Almonds are an amazing source of healthy fat plus it has a good supply of magnesium. If you need the perfect appetizer for get together, pot lucks, or just a good ol’ refrigerator staple , you’re in the right place. Here’s the garlic and chive vegan almond cheese spread recipe.

Garlic and Chive Vegan Almond Cheese Spread

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Garlic and Chive Vegan Almond Cheese Spread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight in 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup reserved almond water
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • ½ tsp salt, more for taste if needed
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives; chopped

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients , except for the chives, into a food processor. Blend ingredients for 1-2 minutes.In the middle of processing scrape down the edges to make sure everything is blended evenly. Once mixture is completely blended and thick enough to spread fold in fresh chives.
  2. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to allow flavors to set. Store in an airtight container and store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

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Lindsay Robeson

Lindsay lives a plant-based life in Arizona with her husband and 2 little girls. She believes in the healing power of plants and is loving all the of the benefits. She would love to be given the opportunity to inspire everyone to live the plant life without sacrificing the taste of food. Check her out on Instagram, Website, and Facebook.

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