I love this flavourful and naturally coloured cheezy spread. It's delicious on rice crackers, homemade baguette crisps, Mary's Original crackers, carrots or with some nacho chips. It could also be the base for a nice sandwich or wrap. Enjoy!
Cheezy Cashew Spread
2 cups soaked cashews (in a bowl, add enough water to cover cashews and let sit for at least an hour; rinse and drain when they're finished soaking)
1 cup orange or red bell pepper, roughly chopped (about one medium pepper)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2.5 tbsp light miso
1 tsp onion powder
1.5 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 tsp salt if needed (but miso tends to be salty enough)
In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth- the smoother the better. Put in a covered container and let sit in the fridge for a couple of hours or longer. The spread will become harder and nicely spreadable.