Raw Savoury Mini Vegan Cheesecakes (grain-free)
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Serves: 24 mini cheesecakes
 
Ingredients
  • Crust layer:
  • 100g walnuts (1 cup)
  • 60g sunflower seeds (1/2 cup)
  • 100g dried figs (1 cup)
  • ½tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½tsp sea salt
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • ¼ lemon, zest (optional)
  • Cashew cheese layer:
  • 200g cashews, soaked overnight (1¾ cup)
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • ½tsp garlic powder
  • 2tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½tsp sea salt
  • 120ml water
Instructions
  1. Place walnuts and sunflower seeds into high speed blender or food processor and blend until coarsely ground. Add figs, rosemary, sea salt and olive oil and blitz few times until the mixture comes together. Divide the mix evenly into 24 mini cupcake size holes and press tightly down. Place into a fridge to firm up while making the topping.
  2. Rinse the soaked cashews under running water and place into blender. Add lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, sea salt and enough water to blend until smooth. You might don't need all of the water, just enough to blend, try to keep it as thick as you can. Spoon on top of the crust layer and gently tap the tin to smooth out the top.
  3. Place into a freezer for at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight to set.
  4. Once set use knife to pop them out of the tin.
  5. Decorate with some figs, walnuts or fresh rosemary.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
You can replace garlic powder with garlic clove and add extra nutritional yeast if you like. If your figs feel too dry, soak them in warm water for about 20 minutes first.
Recipe by Nirvana Cakery at https://nirvanacakery.com/raw-savoury-mini-vegan-cheesecakes/