Sunday, 20 October 2013

Cheese on Toast- aka Grilled Cheese- the Vegan Way (soya free)

Think this is cheese on toast? Think again...
If you are vegan you might miss the creamy, oozy crunchiness of a grilled cheese sandwich; the tangy Winter comfort snack that is cheese on toast- well here's how to enjoy something very close to that, only better because it has no animal ingredients. We ate this for lunch at the weekend, as the accompaniment to a hearty vegetable stew. The bread isn't even real yeasted bread, but a type of soda bread my husband taught me how to make. The recipe below should make enough "cheese" for 2 people to enjoy it grilled on toast.

The "cheese" does "melt", but without the stringiness of dairy cheese
100g ground cashews
1 level tab nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp seasalt
2-3 tabs lemon juice
30-50ml water (you'll have to play this one by ear)
  • Simply whisk all the ingredients together into a paste.
  • Leave in the fridge, uncovered, to firm up a little so that it spreads in bread or toast without dripping down the sides.
  • Try topping toast, pizza, jacket potatoes and stuffed vegetables with it...


5 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering this grilled cheese looks beyond amazing!
    Mary x

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  2. Hello Sarojini,
    I loved the use of cashews. This is surely a healthier alternative to cheese.

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  3. I've never melted cashew cheese before....but that looks so good when melted!

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    1. It starts off as soft, so it doesn't technically melt, but when it starts to brown it gets close to fooling you it's melted- if you see what I mean; hard to describe :)

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  4. very interesting recipe :) looks delicious !!

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