Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I saw this on The Cooking Lady (Thanks!).  I really liked it, but the cheeze was pretty rich, so I couldn't eat enough of it to get full.

I think the ground walnut "meat" would be a great addition to any taco salad, tostada, soft taco, etc.

And the cilantro-cashew cheeze reminded me a bit of ranch dressing.  I might try to tweak it a bit to make a salad dressing.  I've been wanting a good vegan ranch for a long time.

I also think the cheeze would make a great vegetable dip!

1 c. raw walnuts
1/2 T. ground cumin
1/2 T. ground coriander
1/2 T. liquid aminos, tamari, or soy sauce
1 pinch salt

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Process until mixture resembles ground meat.  (Be careful to not over process into butter.)


1-2 cloves garlic
1/2 t. salt
1 c. raw cashews
2 1/2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/4 c. packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 c. water
  • Place garlic and salt in a food processor and process into small pieces.
  • Add cashews and process into a paste.
  • Add lemon juice, cilantro, and water.
  • Process to mix well.
To Serve:
  • Spread 2 T. cheeze down center of Romaine lettuce leaf.
  • Sprinkle with 2 T. ground walnut meat.
  • Top with salsa and avocado slices.
  • Wrap and enjoy!


Rebekah said...

ok. i'm eating this right now, leftover on taco salad (very good). when i pulled the cashew cheeze out of the fridge, it was totally set up, and very much the texture of cheese ball. i see potential there. i might try something for the holidays.

The Cooking Lady said...

Was this so wicked you just wanted to die? When I made this at my raw food class, the people were in awe. I kept telling them I could not lay claim to the dish, but they would hear nothing of it.

This is such a keeper in our house.

Rebekah said...

i threw some leftover ground walnut onto my pizza last night. delish! i'm going to try to spice it like sausage next time. i'll post if it's successful.