This creamy open sandwich is made with cashew cheese and is damn delicious!
- Devika Menon
Updated : April 19, 2021 18:04 IST
Whether you’re vegan or not, this creamy cashew cheese open sandwich will make you forget all about cream cheese, mozzarella, and other dairy cheeses.
If you’re a cheese lover, then going vegan can be nothing short of a nightmare. Imagining a life without the existence of gooey, stretchy, and creamy cheese that graces everything from pizzas to sandwiches can be tough.
But, adopting veganism doesn’t mean forgoing the cheese you love so much. Rather, you need to look at adopting healthier and sustainable alternatives. And which is why today we want to tell you all about cashew cream cheese.
Here’s what makes cashew cheese a healthy alternative to dairy cheeses
Cashews are heart-friendly nuts that are teeming with healthy fats. They are also rich in protein and fibre, both of which help you feel fuller for longer—and can thus aid weight loss. However, the crowning glory of this nut is its copper content. For the uninitiated, copper is essential for your brain function and immune system.
All these benefits come together to make, vegan cashew cheese a much healthier and low-calorie alternative to dairy cheeses. The best part? You can easily whip up cashew cheese at home and make some delicious treats with it—like this cashew cream cheese and cucumber open sandwich.
Wondering how you can make this delish recipe with vegan cheese at home? Well, keep reading to find out:
For the cashew cream cheese
120 gm cashews, soaked overnight in water
1 to 2 tsp olive oil
¼ to ½ tsp lemon juice
Water as needed
Salt to taste
For the assembly
½ cucumber, cut into rounds
20 gm mixed herbs (you can choose from parsley leaves, celery leaves, and stalks, basil leaves)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Ciabatta or milk bread slices
Olive oil to drizzle
Here’s how you can make the cashew cheese sandwich
- Prepare the cashew cheese by adding all ingredients except the water to your blender.
- Add a tiny amount of water, only if required. Blend it to a creamy consistency.
- For assembly, liberally apply cashew cheese to a slice of bread.
- Top with cucumber rounds, salt, pepper and fresh herbs.
- Drizzle some more olive oil and serve.
Yes, you can prepare your own cashew cheese in a matter of minutes. The combination of cashew cheese with cucumber slices is just divine. Try this recipe.