Delve into the world of vegan cheese with this delectable Vegan Mozzarella Recipe. This plant-based alternative to traditional mozzarella captures the creamy texture and mild flavor of the original, making it perfect for melting, slicing, and enjoying in various dishes. Whether you’re a vegan, lactose-intolerant, or simply looking to reduce your dairy consumption, this homemade vegan mozzarella will elevate your culinary creations. Get ready to savor the taste and versatility of this cruelty-free cheese!
Vegan Mozzarella Recipe:
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours or overnight
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour (also known as tapioca starch)
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons agar powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Drain and rinse the soaked cashews, then place them in a blender or food processor.
- Add the water, tapioca flour, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, agar powder, and sea salt to the blender or food processor with the cashews.
- Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy, resembling a thick milkshake consistency.
- Transfer the mixture to a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
- Continuously whisk the mixture as it heats. After a few minutes, you’ll notice the mixture starting to thicken and become stretchy.
- Keep whisking for about 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture transforms into a thick, gooey mass. It should have a stretchy, mozzarella-like consistency.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
- Prepare a small bowl or container by greasing it with a neutral oil or lining it with parchment paper.
- Using a spoon or silicone spatula, transfer the cooled mozzarella mixture to the greased bowl or container. Smooth out the top.
- Allow the mozzarella to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then, refrigerate it for at least 2-3 hours, or until it is fully set.
- Once the mozzarella has set, it is ready to be sliced, shredded, or melted in your favorite dishes.
Calories: Approximately 70 Total Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 155mg Total Carbohydrate: 4g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 0g Protein: 3g