Vegan Ricotta

This recipe is so simple and delicious I usually have a jar of it in my fridge. Great for any savoury ricotta use, I like to slather it on a slice of crusty bread as a quick snack.
With minimal saturated fat (0.56g per serve), and no trans fat or cholesterol, this recipe is miles better for your arteries than a regular ricotta which has about 5x the saturated fat and 20.6mg of cholesterol in a similar serving size. Interestingly, it also contains MORE protein than animal-based ricotta, as well as more healthy fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Global
Servings 15
Calories 50.53 kcal


  • 1/2 cup raw cashew
  • 450 g firm tofu
  • 1/3 cup plant milk unsweetened
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1.5 Tbsp mixed herbs dried
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Soak cashew nuts in boiled water for 10 minutes, then drain.
  • Add the cashew nuts and the rest of the ingredients (excluding the plant milk) in a food processor.
  • Process until chopped then add the plant milk a little at a time until you reach desired consistency. A bit of texture is good - don't be afraid to under-process it.
  • Store in the fridge for up to one week or serve immediately as a dip with crackers, on a pizza, rubbed into a salad or with pasta.


One serving is 40g, about two generous tablespoons.
Keyword plant-based, wfpb

Gabrielle is an evidence-based vegan coach who believes that health transformation begins when you switch to a plant-based diet. Her mission is to help midlife women eat in alignment with who they are and what they value so that they can lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

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