garlic vegan cream cheese
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5 from 6 votes

Roasted Garlic Cashew Cream Cheese

Spreadable roasted garlic vegan cream cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Soaking Time12 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: cashew cream cheese, cream cheez, vegan cream cheese
Servings: 2 cups


  • 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs, chopped (optional) parsley, chives etc.


  • Place cashews in a bowl and cover with cool water. Soak for 12 hours. Drain and rinse.
  • Add cashews to a food processor with the roasted garlic, water, lemon juice, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, and salt.  Pulse to break up the cashews and garlic.
  • Blend until smooth. Scrapping down the sides, as needed. Add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, to gain a smooth lump free texture. Season to taste with additional nutritional yeast.
  • If you are adding fresh herbs, stir them in by hand. 
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator. Chill for 4 hours prior to using.