|Raw, soaked cashews ready to be blended.|
Cheezy Cashew Spread
-2c soaked cashews (In a bowl, add enough water to cover cashews and let sit for at least an hour, or overnight if you wish. When they're finished soaking, rinse.)
-1c orange or red bell pepper, roughly chopped (about one medium pepper)
-2tbsp lemon juice
-2tbsp light miso
-1tsp onion powder
-1.5tsp garlic powder
-1/2c nutritional yeast flakes
-1.5tbsp corn starch or arrowroot powder
-1/2tsp salt if needed (but miso tends to be salty enough)
In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth- the smoother the better. Put in a container and let sit in the fridge for a couple hours. It will become harder and nicely spreadable. Feel free to adjust any ingredients. I make things very roughly and am a fan of flexible cooking so have fun and do what feels right.
There in the left corner, sitting within a medley of snacks we have some nice, spreadable, orange cheezy cracker topping. I thinly sliced and oven toasted some baguettes to serve with it which was delicious. I could also see this as a great tortilla wrap layer or the base of a sandwich. It was salty, spreadable, fatty and satisfying. Exactly what I was aiming for.