…and did I mention that it contains NO extracted oil?
This vegan cheddar is the bomb diggity: super quick, healthy, shreddable, and meltable!
So here we go!
Shreddable, Meltable Smoky Vegan Cheddar
Blend in the Vitamix until smooth:
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 TBS tapioca flour
- 1 TBS kappa carrageenan
- 1 TBS miso
- 1 TBS sambal oelek
- 1 tsp Knorr Vegetable Broth powder
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
Pour the mixture into a saucepan on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes smooth and shiny. The tapioca flour will be cooked ONLY when the mixture is shiny.
Pour into a mold and refrigerate for several hours until very firm.
I’m not sure how well this would grate with a hand grater, but it shreds brilliantly with a food processor or my little T-Fal express:
I sprinkled some of this lusciousness atop some quinoa-flatbread-avo toast and it was absolutely delicious! Who needs Daiya when you can make this smoky succulence any old time with just a few healthy ingredients?!!
And the song of the day is another one by Josh Ritter, who is a musical chameleon (thanks again for this tip, Kyra Crouzat!). This one is “Long Shadows” from So Runs the World Away: