Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

by Monique

With only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes you could be slathering this ultra creamy Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese on everything! It is easy to make, delicious and perfect for pizza, pasta or even a big salad.

Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese in a wooden bowl with a spoon with lemon, garlic and nutritional yeast in the background.

Creamy Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese that is made with 6 ingredients and done in 10 minutes. I’m 100% in! This vegan cheese recipe is made with simple whole food ingredients and is tasty on everything! 

Just because you go Vegan doesn’t mean you stop loving cheese. I think it is the one thing that is hard for most to give up. There are some great options for vegan cheese out there now days however, I like the homemade stuff the best.

I really hope you love this recipe. It’s:

Creamy

Rich

Satisfying

and perfectly delicious! 

Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese in a wooden bowl with a spoon with lemon, garlic and nutritional yeast in the background.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Almonds – Blanched slivered almonds work best for this recipe. If you need to substitute almonds cashews will work. I would recommend soaking them in warm water for an hour prior to making this recipe. It will also yield a different taste as almonds have a slight sweetness in flavor and cashews are more savory. 
  • Water – Depending on your food processor you may need to add a touch more water to help the process along. Add a little bit at a time if you think you need more. 
  • Lemon – This is a key ingredient, use fresh lemon juice. This adds a brightness and tanginess to the cheese. 
  • Nutritional Yeast – This can be found at most stores now. It adds a cheese like flavor. 
  • Garlic – Use fresh if possible and mince it fine or use a garlic press. 
  • Salt & Pepper – I use Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper.

Tips For Sucess:

  • Use a powerful food processor. I think a food processor works best but you can also use a good blender if needed. If you do not have a good quality food processor or blender I would recommend soaking you nuts in warm water for an hour before making this recipe. 
  • Be Patient. To get a creamy consistency be patient and scrape down the sides during the process. It doesn’t take too long but it does take a bit to get that smooth and creamy ricotta cheese texture you want. 
  • Taste and adjust. Feel free to taste and add more garlic, nutritional yeast or lemon to match your taste preferences. 
Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese in a wooden bowl with a spoon with lemon, garlic and nutritional yeast in the background.

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Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese in a wooden bowl with a spoon with lemon, garlic and nutritional yeast in the background.

Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

With only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes you could be slathering this ultra creamy Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese on everything! It is easy to make, delicious and perfect for pizza, pasta or even a big salad.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course sauce
Cuisine Gluten-free, Italian-Inspired, Vegan
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups blanched slivered almonds
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ large lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic minced (or ½ tsp. garlic powder)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to the blender.
  • Blend until smooth scrapping the sides down as needed.
  • Mixture should be creamy and smooth. If you feel it is too thick add a little bit more water and process until your desired consistency.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • I use a Vitamix blender and find it is powerful enough to mix just about anything. If you are having issue blending your ricotta you may need to add a bit more water.
  • If you do not have a high-speed blender or just have the time I recommend soaking your almonds in hot water for an hour prior to making this recipe. Simply drain off the water and follow the recipe as stated above.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 261mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mg
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