Vegan Melted Cheese

One of the characteristics that people miss most about cheese when they stop using it is its texture when it melts. This version of vegetarian cheese has a texture very similar to melted cheese, and therefore is excellent for use in recipes such as Salvadoran pupusas or any other recipe that requires melted cheese.


Yields32 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsDifficultyBeginner

Ingredients

 ½ cup cashews
 ¼ cup tapioca flour(or cassava starch)
 2 tsp lemon juice
 1 ¼ cups water
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 ¾ tsp salt
 ½ tsp garlic powder

Instructions

1

Soak the cashew nuts in water for a couple of hours to get a more creamy cheese, although it’s not absolutely necessary.

2

Blend all ingredients until it’s well combined.

3

Pour the mixture into a non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat until you get a sticky ball in the center of the pan.

4

Stir constantly while cooking to prevent the mixture from sticking.

5

Use in your favorite recipes for which melted cheese is needed.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tbsp

Servings 32


Amount Per Serving
Calories 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 56mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 1.2g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 0.6g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 ½ cup cashews
 ¼ cup tapioca flour(or cassava starch)
 2 tsp lemon juice
 1 ¼ cups water
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 ¾ tsp salt
 ½ tsp garlic powder

Directions

1

Soak the cashew nuts in water for a couple of hours to get a more creamy cheese, although it’s not absolutely necessary.

2

Blend all ingredients until it’s well combined.

3

Pour the mixture into a non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat until you get a sticky ball in the center of the pan.

4

Stir constantly while cooking to prevent the mixture from sticking.

5

Use in your favorite recipes for which melted cheese is needed.

Vegan Melted Cheese
María Hummel

María José Hummel is a nutritionist, health educator, and a currently finishing a PhD in natural medicine with an emphasis on nutrition and natural remedies. María José has been certified by the American College for Lifestyle Medicine and has completed the plant-based nutrition certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. She is also an international speaker and author, with nearly two decades of experience providing dynamic presentations and education on nutrition, health, prevention, and vegetarian cuisine. She has appeared numerous times as a guest expert on cooking and nutrition shows on 3ABN, 3ABN Latino, and several other television and radio networks in California. María José is the author of three vegetarian cookbooks, a book about reversing diabetes, and maintains websites in English and Spanish, where she provides free recipes and health information.

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