Best Vegan Cheese

Serves:         4

Prep Time: 5 Minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Add macadamia nuts to a food processor along  with lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic salt and 1/4 cup (60 ml) water.
  • Blend all ingredients making sure to scrape down sides as needed.
  • Then add more water, about  1 Tbsp (15 ml) at a time, until a thick paste forms.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more nutritional yeast for cheesy flavor, salt for saltiness, lemon juice for brightness, or garlic salt for garlic flavor.
  • Blend again to combine. If adding herbs or spices (like red pepper flakes) add at this time.

Original recipe from : Elizabeth Yontz – Hello Spoonful