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Savory Vegan Wonderful Pistachios Cheese Bites

These plant-based cheese bites combine the savory crunch of Wonderful Pistachios with the creaminess of vegan cheese. Wonderful Pistachios is a complete protein, making these bites great on a protein-powered snack board, or on their own anytime.

  • Cook time
    15mins
  • Total time
    60+mins
  • Calories*


    40


  • Serves
    50

Spring, Vegetarian, Grapes, Garlic, Pistachios, Lemon, Savory

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Natural Raw (approximately 1 cup in-shell)
  • 1 cup crushed Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted (approximately 1 heaping cup of No Shells pistachios)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 50 grapes

Method

  1. Place 1/2 cup Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Natural Raw and cashews in a food-safe container and cover with cold water by 2" to 3". Put the lid on the container and move it to the refrigerator to soak for a minimum of 12 hours (maximum of 36 hours).
  2. Drain nuts, discard the soaking water, and transfer to a food processor along with the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, nutritional yeast, salt, and olive oil. Process until very creamy and smooth, scraping down sides. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. Line a fine mesh strainer with two layers of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Scoop all the pureed nut mixture into the cheesecloth and twist to secure. Place in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 6 hours) to set.


Cheese will keep up to five days in the refrigerator or 30 days in the freezer.

Serving suggestion: Wrap chilled cheese around a grape and roll in crushed Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted. Place on a toothpick and enjoy! NOTE: You will need about 1 teaspoon cheese for each grape and about 1 teaspoon crushed pistachios to cover the cheese.

In this recipe

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No Shells

Lightly Salted

Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted are easy on the salt*, and even easier to enjoy.

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Nutrition

  • Serving size: 15g
  • Calories per serving: 40
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 25mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Total Sugars 1g
  • Includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin D 0mcg
  • Calcium 7mg
  • Iron 0mg
  • Potassium 70mg

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