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Macadamia Nut Cheese Recipe

Posted Dec 30 2009 9:03pm
This vegan nut cheese recipe is perfect for topping homemade gluten-free pizza or for using in between layers of lasagna noodles, vegetables, and sauce. It is easy to make using a high powered blender, such as the Vita-Mix.

I find the flavors of this dairy-free "cheese" sauce are best balanced with the acidity of tomatoes, such as my Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe.

Macadamia nuts are expensive and exotic, I know. Just think of this sauce as a treat. A little goes a long way, macadamia nuts are very rich.

Macadamia Nut Cheese

When purchasing the macadamia nuts, be sure to buy the raw, unsalted variety. You'll need a high powered blender to get the sauce ultra creamy. Well, actually this is just my assumption, I have only made this in my Vita-mix so I just don't know the difference. I remember trying to make cashew sauce in my old blender and it just never came out very smooth. If this works for you in a regular old blender please let me know or leave a comment below. Happy Cooking!

1 cup raw macadamia nuts
1/2 cup hot water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Herbamare

Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

I am sure this sauce would also be delicious with the addition of a generous amount of freshly cracked black pepper or even some crushed red chili flakes.

Use the sauce as an alternative to shredded cheese for topping a gluten-free pizza crust. Bake as your crust recipe directs. Enjoy! Source:

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