Elevate your culinary repertoire with a homemade Vegan Boursin Cheese Recipe that captures the essence of the classic French delicacy while staying true to plant-based principles. This creamy and flavorful vegan version brings together the richness of cashews, the tanginess of lemon, and the herbaceous notes of fresh herbs. Perfect for spreading on crackers, bread, or as a versatile ingredient in various dishes, this Vegan Boursin Cheese is a delightful addition to your vegan cheese platter.
Vegan Boursin Cheese Recipe: Servings: Makes about 1 cup
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, stripped from the stem
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2-3 tablespoons water (as needed for blending)
- Start by soaking the cashews. Place the cashews in a bowl and cover them with water. Let them soak for at least 2-4 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse before using.
- In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine the soaked cashews, minced garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, and black pepper.
- Blend the mixture on high until smooth and creamy, adding water as needed to achieve your desired consistency.
- Scrape down the sides of the processor or blender as needed to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Transfer the creamy mixture to a mixing bowl and fold in the finely chopped fresh parsley, chives, dill, thyme leaves, dried oregano, dried basil, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using).
- Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt, lemon juice, or herbs to your preference.
- Transfer the Vegan Boursin Cheese to an airtight container or a ramekin. Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours to allow the flavors to meld and the cheese to firm up.
Nutrition Facts (per 2-tablespoon serving):
- Calories: ~120
- Total Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Total Carbohydrates: 6g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 4g