Raw vegan almond & zaatar cheese

New Year’s Eve  is around the corner and what a better time to think about a few health recipes to add to all the goodies you will be having. I know it’s not really the time of the year when low-fat dishes are on our mind, but if you are a little concerned with the calorie intake, you can easily swap a few dishes with healthier options.

I am sharing a beautiful tasty and yummy recipe for a raw vegan almond & zaatar cheese spread. It is rich in protein but low in fat and is simply delicious on crackers, sourdough bread or baguette.

Raw vegan Almond & zaatar cheese
Serves 4
Delicious raw vegan cheese
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
  1. 1 cup of almonds (soaked, drained & skin removed)
  2. 1/4 cup of water
  3. 2 TBS of olive oil
  4. 2 TBS of nutritional yeast
  5. 3 TBS of lemon juice
  6. 1 TS of agar agar + 2 TS of water
  7. 1 TS of zaatar (feel free to add more for a stronger taste)
  8. 1 garlic clove
  9. Pinch of salt
  1. Soak the almond for 2 hours in hot water and remove the skin.
  2. Place the almonds, garlic,nutritional yeast, lemon juice, zaatar, olive oil & salt in a food processor
  3. Process until smooth
  4. Place the agar agar and water in a small saucepan, stir for about 15 secondes, place the agar agar gel in the food processor with the almonds mixture, process for 30 secondes.
  5. Take 3 small ramekins and spray with olive oil (It will be easier to unmold the cheese)
  6. Pour the mixture and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  7. Unmold the cheese and place on a nice plate.
  8. Serve with raw crackers, raw veggies or baguette
  1. The cheese can be kept for up to two weeks in the fridge and only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and 2 hours to set.
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