Vegan Recipes

Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipe

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)


  1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews under cold water. Pat them dry using a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Taste the Vegan Cottage Cheese and adjust the seasonings to your preference, adding more salt or lemon juice if needed.
  5. Transfer the creamy cottage cheese to an airtight container or a bowl covered with plastic wrap.
  6. 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

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