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Herb “Cheese” Spread With Almonds or Cashews

Recipe Post Header Image - Herb “Cheese” Spread. Image of "cheese" spread in a dish sprinkled with chives.

Enjoy this Herb “Cheese” Spread with veggies or other healthy snacks. It’s satisfying and guilt-free. The herbs make it a great spread for crackers, veggie sticks, and just about anything, it’s so dang good! You could also add rosemary and/or basil in addition to the chives if you’re looking for a more herbaceous bite. If you omit the herbs, it’s great with some fruit, like a crisp apple.

This Herb Almond “Cheese” Spread also goes great with our Healthy Falafel recipe!

We also love this spread with Minimalist Baker’s 1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers.

If you make this Fully Functional® recipe and love it, save it with your favorite anti-inflammatory diet recipes!

Herb “Cheese” Spread With Almonds or Cashews

Recipe Post Header Image - Herb “Cheese” Spread. Image of "cheese" spread in a dish sprinkled with chives.

Enjoy this dairy-free alternative with veggies or other healthy snacks. It’s satisfying and guilt-free. The herbs make it a great spread for crackers, sticks, or carrot sticks, while the ordinary plain cheese works really well mixed in dips.

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Prep Time
1 day

Cook Time
5 mins

Total Time
1 day 5 mins

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Course
Condiments

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Cuisine
American

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Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Raw almonds or cashews
  • 2 1/4 cup Water divided
  • 5 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • 2 tbsp Chives minced, fresh
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place raw almonds (or cashews) in glass bowl or pitcher, cover with water. Cover container with lid or wrap, and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  2. After 24 hours have passed, drain and rinse the almonds (or cashews). Place almonds, 1 water, 3 tablespoon s olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, 1 tablespoon chives, and pinch of salt and black pepper in high-speed blender.
  3. Start blending, and slowly add in th remaining 1 and ¼ cups of water, 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  4. Taste and season to preference.
  5. Scoop out into serving dish (and one that you can cover and pop in the fridge), and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of chives.
  6. Enjoy!

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