Since I wrote a post a few days ago about the wonder of cashews, I thought I would post my recipe for cashew cream – a.k.a. ‘cream cheese spread’. I am not sure if other people feel this way, but when I think of cream, I think of something different than spreadable cheese. So, when I started researching cashew dairy products, I learned that you can make your cashew cream sweet or savory, thick or thin consistency, and you can shape it to be whatever you want or need. This particular recipe is for the thick cheese spread that has the texture of hummus but can be used for a variety of recipes.
You can use this cashew cream cheese spread recipe for savory dishes such as cheese on a pizza, similar to ricotta on a white pie, or as a filling in a lasagna type dish. This particular recipe also works well as a dip or as a spread on toast or crackers. I have thinned it out a little bit with olive oil and it makes a lovely pasta sauce too! I spread this yummy cream cheese onto some vegetable latkes (pancakes) the other day and it really hit the spot! Extra protein added to a super low carb snack or breakfast…very nice!
The sweeter versions of cashew cream are great for desserts and things like parfaits. I will post a sweet version soon – once I make something delish that I can share with you all!