Vegan ~ Gluten-Free ~ Soy Free
Cajan Herb Almond Cheese
Autumn isn't only about pumpkin spice! This almond cheese has those cozy herbs that make you think of fall. I made this recipe last year for a Friendsgiving party & people loved it! It's addictive!! For the party, I used it as a little pre snack while people waited for me to finish up cooking. I also doubled the recipe since we were 15 people but this recipe serves 4-5.
Honestly, I can eat it all myself.
The recipe doesn't use a lot of water so be patient while blending up the almonds. Continue to mix the almonds toward to the center of the blade. I like to use the whole almonds but if you don't prefer the skins you can peel them off after soaking or simply buy them peeled.
1 cup whole Almonds (soak the almonds overnight or boil water & soak for 30 minutes)
⅓ cup Water
1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
½ tbsp Apple cider vinegar
½ tbsp Garlic powder
½ tbsp dried Thyme
1 tsp dried Oregano
1 tsp dried Rosemary
1 tsp dried Herbs de Provence
⅛ tsp Sea Salt
1 tbsp Cajun spice
¼ tsp chopped fresh Sage
⅛ tsp fresh Thyme
Optional: ⅛ Chili Flakes
Soak almonds overnight or boil water & soak the almonds for 30 minutes.
Drain the water from the almonds & place almonds into a blender.
Add ⅓ cup of water, nutritional yeast, apple cider vin, & garlic powder. Blend the mixture but then turn off the blender to continuously bring the mix to the center spoon. this will help them move toward to blade. You don't want to add more water otherwise it will make the cheese very liquidy. Continue to do this until the almonds are chopped into very small pieces like the consistency of ricotta.
Once the cheese is at the proper consistency, remove & place it into a bowl. Add in the dried herbs & salt.
After everything is mixed together place cheese onto a plate & form it into a soft cheese wheel.
Spread the Cajun spice to coat the whole outside of the cheese wheel & then sprinkle the fresh herbs over the top. If you want a little spice then add the chili flakes on top.
Eat with your favorite chips or crackers.