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This creamy open sandwich is made with cashew cheese and is damn delicious!

Published on:1 February 2021, 15:22pm IST
Whether you’re vegan or not, this creamy cashew cheese open sandwich will make you forget all about cream cheese, mozzarella, and other dairy cheeses.
Devika Menon
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Move over feta, cashew cheese is here to tantalise our taste buds. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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If you’re a cheese lover, then going vegan can be nothing short of a nightmare. Imagining a life without the existence of gooey, stretchy, and creamy cheese that graces everything from pizzas to sandwiches can be tough. 

But, adopting veganism doesn’t mean forgoing the cheese you love so much. Rather, you need to look at adopting healthier and sustainable alternatives. And which is why today we want to tell you all about cashew cream cheese.

Here’s what makes cashew cheese a healthy alternative to dairy cheeses

Cashews are heart-friendly nuts that are teeming with healthy fats. They are also rich in protein and fibre, both of which help you feel fuller for longer—and can thus aid weight loss. However, the crowning glory of this nut is its copper content. For the uninitiated, copper is essential for your brain function and immune system.

 

All these benefits come together to make, vegan cashew cheese a much healthier and low-calorie alternative to dairy cheeses. The best part? You can easily whip up cashew cheese at home and make some delicious treats with it—like this cashew cream cheese and cucumber open sandwich.

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Here’s how you can prepare vegan cheese at home. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Wondering how you can make this delish recipe with vegan cheese at home? Well, keep reading to find out:

Ingredients

For the cashew cream cheese

120 gm cashews, soaked overnight in water

1 to 2 tsp olive oil

¼ to ½ tsp lemon juice

Water as needed

Salt to taste

For the assembly 

½ cucumber, cut into rounds

20 gm mixed herbs (you can choose from parsley leaves, celery leaves, and stalks, basil leaves)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Ciabatta or milk bread slices

Olive oil to drizzle

Here’s how you can make the cashew cheese sandwich
  1. Prepare the cashew cheese by adding all ingredients except the water to your blender.
  2. Add a tiny amount of water, only if required. Blend it to a creamy consistency.
  3. For assembly, liberally apply cashew cheese to a slice of bread.
  4. Top with cucumber rounds, salt, pepper and fresh herbs.
  5. Drizzle some more olive oil and serve.

Yes, you can prepare your own cashew cheese in a matter of minutes. The combination of cashew cheese with cucumber slices is just divine. Try this recipe.

Devika Menon Devika Menon

She is a home-baker based in New Delhi. After being the cafe manager at a city-based cafe, she started her own venture in May 2019—Phool Kumari. She loves coming up with new and innovative recipes for her client base. .