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Vegan ricotta cheese

Easy vegan ricotta recipe. Made with tofu, cashews, vegan cream cheese, lemon, garlic and olive oil. Dairy free recipe for lasagna or stuffed shells.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Vegan ricotta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Maria

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces medium firm tofu
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup dairy free cream cheese
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Instructions

  • Bring some water to a boil. Then pour it over the raw cashews in a mug. Let it soak for 10 minutes.
    1 cup raw cashews
  • Add everything to the blender and blend until smoothish. You may have to stop a few times and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. Add a couple tablespoons of water if it needs some liquid to get going.
    14 ounces medium firm tofu, 1 cup raw cashews, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, ½ cup dairy free cream cheese, 1 lemon

Notes

Substituting tofu

To substitute the tofu in this recipe you can use a can of drained and rinsed white beans. I love using great northern beans or cannellini beans.

Substituting cashews

You can substitute the cashews by using about ½ cup more of the dairy free cream cheese.

Substituting cream cheese

If you don't have dairy free cream cheese, you can use dairy free, unsweetened yogurt or 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. You can also leave the cream cheese out. This tastes great with just tofu and cashews.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan ricotta cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
287
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Sodium
 
467
mg
20
%
Potassium
 
227
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
10
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
10
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
113
mg
11
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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