GREEK SALAD WITH VEGAN FETA CHEESE
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Vegan feta cheese - Cashew-almond feta
  • 1 cup cashews (unsalted), soaked (water and ½ tsp salt for soaking)
  • ½ cup almonds *SEE NOTES
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2,5 tbsp lemon juice (juice of one small lemon)
  • ½ tsp garlic flakes
  • ½ tsp good quality salt (e.g.Himalayan)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Greek salad with vegan feta cheese
  • 8 medium red tomatoes (about 1,5 cup chopped tomatoes)
  • ½ medium cucumber (about 1 cup chopped)
  • ½ small red onion
  • 3 tbsp small capers
  • ½ half of vegan feta cheese square.
  • Salad dressing
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: freshly baked bread.
Instructions
  1. Vegan feta cheese: Soak cashews in a jar / bowl filled with warm water and salt for 2-4 hours (or more).
  2. After soaking, drain and rinse cashews.
  3. Preheat oven to 390F/200C.
  4. Blend almonds into almond meal.
  5. Add all ingredients except olive oil into a blender or food processor and blend/process until completely smooth.
  6. Add olive oil to the liquid cheese mixture and mix with a spoon.
  7. Line two small baking tins (I used 5" x 5" / 12,5 cm x 12,5 cm) or one big one with parchment paper.
  8. Pour or spoon liquid cheese mixture into the baking tins and smooth the surface with a knife or spoon. NOTE: If you can't get all of the cheese scraped from the blender, you can blend it with some water and use the liquid as a cream in pasta sauces or other meals.
  9. Bake cheese in the oven (390F/200C) for 30 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and firm.
  10. Greek salad with vegan feta cheese: Chop tomatoes and cucumbers into big chunks.
  11. Slice red onion into thin slices.
  12. Add tomato and cucumber chunks, red onion slices and small capers into a shallow serving bowl and mix gently.
  13. Cut ½ of vegan feta cheese into large cubes and put on top of salad.
  14. Salad dressing: Whisk oil, oregano and pinch of salt in a bowl.
  15. Add salad dressing on top of greek salad with a teaspoon. You don't have to use all the dressing, just enough for all the elements to be coated in a little olive oil and oregano. You can use the rest of the salad dressing as a dip for your bread.
  16. Add freshly ground black pepper on top of salad.
  17. Enjoy salad with freshly baked bread!
Notes
Preparation time of 2 hours is the inactive preparation time of soaking cashews. Active preparation time takes no more than 30 minutes.


*I use almonds which I have activated: I soak raw almonds (with skin) for about 12 hours in a jar filled with warm water and salt (1/2 tsp or more, depending on the amount of almonds). After soaking I drain and rinse the almonds well and place them on a baking sheet. I dehydrate the almonds in the oven (lowest possible temperature) until the almonds are completely dry. This takes about 12-18 hours.
Recipe by My Berry Forest at https://www.myberryforest.com/greek-salad-with-vegan-feta-cheese/