Sunflower Seed Cheese


I have been using seeds rather than nuts lately because finding really raw nuts is becoming more and more difficult. I'll talk about that more later this week. This cheese, that I used in my Tomato Ravioli recipe, is a sunflower seed cheese. It is not as smooth as cheeses made with cashews but has a great flavor. I used my food processor. Using the blender rather than a food processor will help make it smoother.

Sunflower Seed Cheese
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Recipe type: Sauces, Dressings and Spreads
Cuisine: Raw Food
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked for 4 hours or overnight
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 TBL Nama Shoyu
  • Few sprigs of fresh oregano or ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ of a jalapeno pepper (optional)
  1. Drain and rinse the seeds.
  2. Place all the ingredients in your blender or food processor and process until very smooth.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days for fast and easy use in other recipes.
This same process can be used with different nuts or seeds, different herbs, and different veggie add ins. Use your imagination!

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5 Comments on “Sunflower Seed Cheese

09/19/2014 at 7:04 pm

Turned out good! Thanks for sharing. Now I need a dehydrator to make some cracker or bread……tomorrows tailgate will have this on the menu. Peace.

09/15/2014 at 3:13 pm

Ok! I’m linking this site………

Ama Opare
09/15/2014 at 4:55 pm

So glad you do! Thank you! Asante dana!

09/09/2014 at 7:50 am

Good idea!! I’ve got a bunch of sunflower seeds in my cupboard that I’ve had ages because I don’t know what to do with them!! haha.

Ama Opare
09/10/2014 at 9:41 am

Enjoy using them Sal!


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