Non-Dairy Cheese

Macadamia Nut Ricotta “Cheese”

Macadamia nut ricotta cheese
Macadamia Nut Ricotta Cheese

 

While following the Plant Paradox eating plan some nuts are off limits due to the lectins in them, mainly peanuts and cashews. I used to make a vegan cashew ricotta that was delicious. So I adapted that recipe to make a Macadamia Nut Ricotta Cheese to use in dishes that require ricotta such as a vegetable lasagna. That recipe will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

The Macadamia Nut Ricotta Cheese is also great as a dip with baby carrots, celery sticks, broccoli florets, jicama slices and cauliflower florets.

Ingredients for Macadamia Nut Ricotta Cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. white miso paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
  • 1/2 cup water (use as much as required for the consistency you like)
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. sea salt

Instructions for Macadamia Nut Ricotta Cheese

  1. Soak the macadamia nuts with water for 4 hours. If you do not have 4 hours, boil them for 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. Toss everything except the water into a high speed blender. Purée until you reach the consistency you want adding the water as needed.

 

This cheese was amazing in the lasagna! Enjoy!

 

Macadamia Nut Ricotta “Cheese”
Recipe Type: Non-Dairy Cheese
Author: No Lectin Nana
Ricotta cheese made from Macadamia Nuts
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. white miso paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
  • 1/2 cup water (use as much as required for the consistency you like)
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soak the macadamia nuts with water for 4 hours. If you do not have 4 hours, boil them for 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. Toss everything except the water into a high speed blender. Purée until you reach the consistency you want adding the water as needed.

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