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Finished cheese in a wooden bowl with slivered almonds sprinkled around the bowl and lemon, nutritional yeast and garlic in the background.

Vegan Ricotta Cheese

With only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes you could be slathering this ultra creamy Vegan 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


  • 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


  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor.
  • Process until smooth scrapping the sides down as needed.
  • The mixture should be thick, creamy and smooth. If you feel it is too thick add a little bit more water and process until your desired consistency.
  • Enjoy!


  • 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.


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