Lemon Dill Cashew Cheese

1 cup
15 min

Cashew cream cheese is a trendy dish that is popping up everywhere! I wanted to enhance the dairy free condiment and create this lemon dill cashew cheese version. It packs a ton of flavor thanks to the lemon zest and fresh dill.

As you can see in the video above, this recipe for lemon dill cashew cream cheese is super easy!

There are a few different ways you can serve up this lemon dill cashew cheese:

  • As a spread for bagels or sandwiches.
  • As a dip for veggies and crackers (it is thick so a sturdy veggie like carrots or celery works best).
  • As a base for a creamy and dairy-free pasta sauce.
  • A yummy topping for cooked broccoli and cauliflower.


Can I use bottled lemon juice?

I wouldn’t it will have that sharp, throat burning taste that the bottled varieties usually have.

Plus you need lemon zest anyway, so use a fresh lemon.

Can I use dried dill?

You could, just use a little more.

I recommend you taste and adjust the amount you use with both fresh and dried dill so it’s up to you.

Dried dill can be…well dry. So you may have to add some liquid to it (especially since you have to use more than you would with fresh).

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Lemon Dill Cashew Cheese
Recipe details
  • 1  cup
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 tsps lemon zest
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh dill
Soak the cashews
You have two options with the cashews: soak them overnight by adding just enough water to cover the cashews.orPour boiling water over the cashews and let sit for fifteen minutes. Drain.
Add the cashews, salt, dill, and half of the lemon juice.Process in the food processor, stopping every so often to scrape down the sides.
At this point, you can taste and adjust seasonings (more dill, salt, and lemon juice). I added more lemon juice to thin the consistency and a little more dill (I like a burst of flavor).
Process for 4-5 minutes. If it still has too much texture, you can thin it out with more lemon juice or water. I personally like a little texture to mine.
  • I used a large lemon for this recipe.
  • If you’re following the 21 Day Fix or the Ultimate Portion Fix, I have the counts listed below:
  • The whole recipe counts as 8 blues.
  • Per serving (which is 2 tbsps for UPF) you’ll use 1 blue. This could be great as a dip for your veggies!
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