Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Raw Cashew Cream Cheese and Easy Lettuce Roll-Ups!

                   Pesto Cream Cheese Lettuce Rolls with Sun-dried Tomatoes

I found a recipe for cashew cream cheese a long time ago and was really looking forward to trying it.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find the exact one I had found again. Ugh!  Anyway, I looked around the raw online community, which is incredibly awesome by the way, and found a few that I combined and messed with and ended up with the following recipe.  I really like it.  A lot.  I could eat it by the spoonful, which is good since I don't eat bagels.  I wouldn't say it tastes exactly like cream cheese but its definitely similar and is creamy, awesome, and of course, easy!

Raw Cashew Cream Cheese

2 cups cashews

Juice from 1 lemon


2 tablespoons olive oil

¼-1/2 cup water 

Process in your food processor until creamy texture is achieved.  Done!

So now that I have this wonderful raw cream cheese, I needed something to do with it.  I decided to try out some fun lettuce roll ups and these are my two favorite combos.  Play with proportions and ingredients, the possibilities are endless!

Pesto Cream Cheese Lettuce Rolls with Sun-dried Tomatoes:  dollop of raw cream cheese, dollop of raw pesto, a few sun-dried tomatoes, romaine lettuce.

Fajita Roll-Ups:  mix about a 1/4 teaspoon of fajita seasoning in for every tablespoon of cream cheese.  Put that mixture on your lettuce with some tomato, red pepper, and green onions. I actually mixed my cream cheese, seasoning, and veggies into a nice chunky mixture and rolled that up in lettuce, so so so good. : )

I also just made a recipe from the lovely Raw Goddess Heathy.  Check out her tomato dressing recipe, yummy!

I've had a busy week experimenting with recipes so stay tuned for some new smoothies, tahini truffles, and vanilla almond cream cheese!  Woohoo!

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Eat Happy, Punks. : )


  1. RawFoodPunk is a great name. Your list of favorite blogs, articles and books has been really helpful. Thank you. I'll keep checking back. - jules

  2. Thanks Jules! Glad I can help! Are you a "raw foodist"?