Spicy Herb Cashew “Cheese” Spread

by | Updated: July 11th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Spread your snacking wings… away from conventional, cheese-based spreads and dips. For a better-for-you munching experience, spread this vegan cashew “cheese” on baked chips or organic crackers. Planning a party? Serve this six-ingredient recipe as a delightful appetizer to get your guests flying to the snack table.

Herb Vegan Cashew Cheese Spread on Crackers | Vitacost.com/blog


2 cups cashews, soaked overnight and drained
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. dill
1 tsp. chili powder
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Pinch sea salt


  1. In high-speed blender, mix ingredients into a cream-cheese-like consistency.
  2. Scoop into a small ramekin dish and top with dill and pepper.
  3. Alternatively, you can shape mixture into ball and roll into dill to make cheese ball.