Almond Feta Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan
This Almond Feta Recipe is a great vegan cheese - perfect for those who need to avoid dairy. Makes a great spread too!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 12 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (only 6 Tbsp are required; up to 6 additional Tbsp can be used for drizzling)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • dried parsley (or other herb to taste; fresh parsley can be used as well)

Instructions

  • Soak almonds overnight or up to 24 hours. Drain and rinse.
  • In a high-powered blender (like the Vitamix), blend the almonds, lemon juice, 6 Tbsp of olive oil, garlic, and salt until very smooth. Alternatively, you can use a food processor, processing as long as is necessary.
  • Preheat oven to 200F. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Spoon the cheese onto the parchment and shape into a disk approximately ¾-inch thick.
  • Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until the top is stiff and dry. Cool and chill if you would like to serve it cold, or for a warm cheese dish, immediately top with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle with herbs.