Made with nuts, this vegan and gluten free spread is great for parties, tossed in salads, or spread on sandwiches. Serve with your favorite fresh berries, figs, greens or gluten-free crackers. Take this healthy treat to your holiday office party and family gatherings and eat clean!
1 cup slivered raw almonds
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
½ cup cold filtered water
1 tbsp. cold pressed olive oil
Soak almonds overnight. Drain.
Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or food processor and blend until smooth. This will take a couple of minutes in a processor.
Scrape out the nut mix and place into a colander lined with cheesecloth. Cover with cheesecloth and give a light squeeze.
Refrigerate overnight. Remove the cheese from the cloth. Cheese is now ready to eat, or for firmer cheese, place in a dehydrator for 6+ hours at 115 degrees to form a rind.
Serve with gluten free crackers and veggies. Will keep in the fridge for one week.