Say hello to the creamy goodness of Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipe, a delightful dairy-free alternative that perfectly captures the essence of traditional cottage cheese without any animal products. Whether you’re following a vegan lifestyle, exploring plant-based options, or seeking a lactose-free alternative, this homemade vegan cottage cheese recipe is a versatile and nutritious addition to your meals. With simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you can create a velvety and protein-rich cottage cheese that’s perfect for spreading on toast, adding to salads, or incorporating into your favorite recipes. Embrace the goodness of plant-based nourishment and experience the satisfying creaminess of Vegan Cottage Cheese!
Servings: Makes approximately 2 cups of Vegan Cottage Cheese
- 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours or overnight
- 1 cup unsweetened plain plant-based yogurt (e.g., almond, soy, or coconut yogurt)
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional, for added savory flavor)
- ONE tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ONE teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2-4 tablespoons water (as needed for desired consistency)
- Drain and rinse the soaked cashews under cold water. Pat them dry using a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.
- In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine the soaked cashews, plant-based yogurt, nutritional yeast (if using), lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
- Blend the mixture on high until it becomes smooth and creamy. Depending on your desired consistency, add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water gradually while blending. The water will help achieve a texture similar to traditional cottage cheese.
- Taste the Vegan Cottage Cheese and adjust the seasonings to your preference, adding more salt or lemon juice if needed.
- Transfer the creamy cottage cheese to an airtight container or a bowl covered with plastic wrap.
- Let the Vegan Cottage Cheese chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. This chilling time allows the flavors to meld and the texture to become even more like traditional cottage cheese.
Nutrition Facts per Serving (1/4 cup – approximately 8 servings per recipe):
- Calories: 158
- Total Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 79mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 10g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 5g