Dairy-Free Almond n' Cashew Cheese

by Amie on February 26, 2010

Last night I was in the mood to create a comfort meal of macaroni and cheese.  I cooked up a delicious pot of gluten-free pasta and opted to create my very own dairy-free Almond and Cashew Cheese.  It tasted fabulous atop my macaroni and I will surely be creating this ‘cheese’ again soon to accompany many of my other dishes…perhaps lasagna and baked ziti…yummm…


  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp.  sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. chives


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor; pulse for 1 minute. Be sure to scrape sides to ensure even blending; pulse for another 30 seconds or until mixture resembles a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and serve with gluten free pretzels, crackers, crudites and dried fruit.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) February 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Yum. I’ve recently started trying nut cheeses so thanks for sharing this one!


The Healthy Apple February 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Thanks Heather…I hope you like it…I’m bringing leftovers for lunch today atop my veggies and salmon! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for being such a great reader! Best, Amie


Simply Life February 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm

WOW! What a creative and delicious meal!


Ellie (Almost Bourdain) February 27, 2010 at 12:07 am

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.


5 Star Foodie February 28, 2010 at 4:47 am

I love the idea of almond and cashew cheese! My daughter’s favorite two kinds of nuts and she would definitely love this!


The Healthy Apple February 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm

O goodie..I’m so glad you like this Natasha…I hope you daughter enjoys it…It’s quite delish..I even put it into my oatmeal and atop casseroles! Enjoy and have a great weekend!


theUngourmet.com March 1, 2010 at 2:57 am

This is such a wonderful idea! I have a ton of nuts on my fridge right now that need to be put to good use. :)


The Healthy Apple March 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm

O goodie; great to hear…I hope you enjoy it…it’s a tasty cheese!


Mary Leming December 19, 2013 at 12:08 am

What an easy snack! Perfect for party apps or on the go :)


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