Creamy Vegan Hazelnut Cream Cheese
An easy, creamy and delicious Vegan Hazelnut Cream Cheese recipe that makes a fabulous substitute for regular cream cheese. Gluten-free.
Servings: 8 people
- 1 ½ cups roasted hazelnuts
- ½ cup water plus extra for the soaking step
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh or bottled
- 1 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast completely optional
Place the hazelnuts in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water. Let the hazelnuts sit and soak in the boiling water for at least one hour. Drain the hazelnuts, then set aside.
In a blender or food processor, add the drained hazelnuts, water, coconut cream, lemon juice and salt. Optionally add nutritional yeast. Blend until as smooth as possible.
Enjoy! Keep stored in the refrigerator for up 10 days.
Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg