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Cranberry Crusted Dairy Free Cheese Ball
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Cranberry Crusted Dairy Free Cheese Ball

You will enjoy a sweet and tart combination in this Cranberry Crusted Dairy Free Cheese Ball recipe.  This vegan cheese ball is a crowd pleaser packed with flavor! 

 

image of cranberry crusted dairy free cheeseball by Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland on a plate with a cracker

 

 

Cranberry Crusted Dairy Free Cheese Ball

 

What’s a party without a cheese ball? I’ll tell you what it is – BORING!

 

Your party will be rocking with this sweet and savory cheese ball and everyone will be happy since its dairy free, vegan and TASTY!

 

image of cranberry crusted dairy free cheeseball by Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland on a plate with a cracker

 

 

When I weighed nearly 300 lbs, my mom made a cheese ball every holiday and it was always the same one. It consisted of ham, pineapple, pecans and everyone loved it. I would eat my fair share and then some. Now that I have lost weight and know that eating plant based is much healthier, I created my own holiday cheese ball. This one has no cholesterol, is lower in saturated fat and has lower calories than what I previously ate.

 

How do you make a cheese ball dairy free?

 

You could use vegan cream cheese, tofu or cashews. I prefer using cashews because it boosts the protein and fiber of the cheese ball and that’s a plus when you are trying to lose weight.

 

What do you serve with a cheese ball?

 

I like to serve it with crackers or vegetables. This one pairs great with celery or jicama if you want a little veggie crunch. Cinnamon tortilla chips or graham crackers go well, too.

 

Onto the recipe!

 

Cranberry Crusted Dairy Free Cheese Ball

You will enjoy a sweet and tart combination in this Cranberry Crusted Dairy Free Cheese Ball recipe.  This vegan cheese ball is a crowd pleaser packed with flavor! 
Course Appetizer
Servings 32 Tablespoon servings
Author Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp amino acids or soy sauce
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/4 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the cashews in a bowl, cover with warm water and soak for several hours.
  • Once soaked, drain cashews and add to food processor. Add oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, amino acids, green onion and pineapple. Blend until creamy and smooth. Add a little water if necessary to achieve creaminess.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, add lemon zest for tartness,,, nutritional yeast for cheesiness, salt and pepper for taste. You could add 1 tsp of maple syrup for sweetness, if desired.
  • Place mixture in a cheesecloth or a clean, fine absorbent towel. Gather the corners and twist to wick moisture away. Secure the top with a rubber band. Place in a strainer over a medium bowl. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  • Once chilled and hardened, reform into a all and roll in cranberries and pecans.
  • Serve with crackers, cinnamon tortilla chips, or graham crackers. Enjoy!

 

 

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If you need another appetizer, check out this Ranch Dip!  

It’s dairy-free, low calorie and zesty! Great for veggies or a salad dressing!

 

dairy free healthy ranch dressing by intentionally eat with Cindy Newland in a glass bowl with broccoli and carrots

 

 

 

 

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Intentionally Eat,
Cindy

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