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Apple and Vegan Cheese Crostini

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices baguette
  • 1 gala apple
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts

For the Vegan Cheese Spread

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp good quality olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • black pepper

Instructions

To make the vegan cheese:

  1. Soak the cashews overnight (or for at least 6-8 hours) in the water. 

  2. In a blender or food processor (will have more texture in a food processor), add the drained cashews, salt, oil, nutritional yeast, and a few cracks of pepper. Add in a tablespoon or two of water. Blend.

  3. Add another tablespoon of water after a minute of blending. Continue to blend and add a little water until the mixture reaches a cream-cheese like consistency. Careful not to add too much water at a time.

To assemble:

  1. Spread the vegan cheese onto each baguette slice. 

  2. Slice a large section of the apple. Slice that into fine semi-circles, very thinly (almost transparent). Take three of these at a time, fan them out, and place on top of the crostini.

  3. Garnish with a small slice of spring onion, and a pinch of hemp hearts. If not vegan, consider adding a drizzle of honey for presentation (but it really doesn't need it!)