These condiments are a staple for the vegan keto diet! It allows you to enjoy all the flavors and textures you did previously without all the guilt!
I’m using macadamia nuts as my base for the cream cheese and cheese as they are lower in carbs than cashews and have a better omega 3:6 ratio.
Although I still love my cashews and when I’m not doing keto I prefer the creamier texture of the cashews. You will not feel like you are missing out on anything with this recipe and my husband who is not keto or vegan loves all the condiments!
Raw Vegan Cheese:
1 Cup raw macadamia nut or cashews if you’re not doing keto
½ – ¾ cup water, as needed
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt, to taste
1. Place nuts in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for a
minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight or for 8 hours if you have the time.
2. Drain and rinse the nuts and place in the blender.
3. Add water, lemon, vinegar, and salt. Blend on high until smooth. You might have to stop to scrape down the blender now and then or add a touch more water to get it going.
4. Once it’s super smooth, it’s ready! Transfer into a small container. The cream will thicken up as it sits.
1 cup raw macadamia nuts or cashews if you’re not doing keto
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¾ cup water
1 tsp sea salt
¼ cup nutritional yeast
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 clove of garlic
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of cayenne pepper
½ tsp of Dijon mustard
Place all your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy! (This is the cheese I use to make stove top mac and cheese and top nachos with just add some jalapenos if you want it spicy!
4 ripe avocadoes
¼ medium onion
1 teaspoon sea salt
Juice of 2 lemons or limes
½ bunch of cilantro
Chop your onions and cilantro. Place your avocado in a bowel add your lemon juice, cilantro, onions and mash with a fork until it reaches your desired consistency. Give it a taste, add more salt or lemon juice. If you like tomatoes in your Guacamole then be sure to remove the seeds so that it won’t add so much water to your guacamole. If you’re a spicy person like my husband dice a few tablespoons of jalapeno. I like mines without all the extras!