Almond 'feta Cheese' Spread With Herb Oil (Vegan)
55 mins (prep 15, cooking 40)
7 ingredients
10 servings
From the Fab Five list in the April 2009 issue of Vegetarian Times. I never thought I'd have enough time to make vegan "cheese," but because this was one of the editors' picks I gave it a shot, and I'm so glad I did! Though it's called "feta cheese," in the title, it really is a creamy spread. I told my DH that it was an "almond spread" and he loved it! Asked what kind of cheese I used in it, and was surprised to learn there was none. The recipe is really easy, but takes lots of waiting time (not included in the times). I'm listing it exactly like in the magazine. But for the oil topping at the end, I think 1/4 cup oil is too much. Personally, I'm cutting it back to 2 tablespoons next time. Enjoy! Edited to add: The original recipe in the magazine says to bake it 200F for 40 minutes, but as several reviewers noted here (and I agree) it's better in a hotter oven. Try 400F and watch for it to brown. Baking is only needed to turn it from creamy to crumbly, so it's completely up to you.

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Serving Size (17.7 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 93.3 Calories from Fat 93.33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.37g 159.51%
Saturated Fat 1.43g 71.61%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 291.0mg 121.25%
Total Carbohydrate 0.52g 1.73%
Dietary Fiber 0.02 g 0.98%
Sugars 0.16 g %
Protein 0.04g 0.81%
Vitamin A 0.39IU% Vitamin C 2.45mg%
Calcium 1.19mg% Iron 0.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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