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Vegan Almond Feta Cheese

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It's hard to replace the salty, brined taste of feta cheese. However, this recipe attempts to do just that. It begins with breaking down a slivered almonds with a few seasonings until a thick paste is formed. It's then baked at a low temperature until it becomes firm enough to slice. From there, cube it or crumble it to your heart's desire. For a more spreadable cheese, don't bake it at all. While it's not a 100% replica of true feta, it does lend a delicious feta-esque flavor. The dried dill and oregano are optional, but do lend more Greek-inspired flavor.

How To MakeDiet Type: Plant-based

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Shopping List
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon capers, with brine juice (Note 1)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black or white pepper

Instructions
  1. Step 1: If baking for a firmer feta, preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Step 2: Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until a thick paste forms. There should be no large fragments and it should hold together when you press it with your fingertips.
  3. Step 3: From here, you could transfer the cheese to an airtight container and refrigerate it for a softer, more spreadable cheese. Otherwise, for a firmer cheese, move on to the next steps.
  4. Step 4: Transfer the cheese to a cutting board and mold the cheese into a disk (about 1" inch tall). To make it square in shape, trim off the edges of the round disk (reference images above for a visual guide). Transfer the molded cheese block to the lined baking sheet.
  5. Step 5: Bake the cheese block for 20 minutes in the 300°F oven. After cooking, remove the cheese block from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Refrigerate for a few hours for firmest results.
  6. Serve: Cube, spread, or crumble the cheese over your favorite dishes. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: If you don't have capers, try substituting with an equal additional amount of apple cider vinegar.

Note 2: This will make approximately 3/4 cup of prepared feta.

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Vegan Almond Feta Cheese

PT30M 1 cup slivered almonds 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon capers, with brine juice (Note 1) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (optional) 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional) 1/4 teaspoon ground black or white pepper Gluten Free Paleo Vegan Low-Carb 6 Servings Ingredients:

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