February 16, 2022 2 min read


Creamy cashew cheese with corn and chickpeas over sourdough toasts are the perfect decadent meal for brunch dates at home!

    • 1 cup cashews 
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 
    • 1/4 tsp onion powder⁠
    • 1/4 tsp paprika 
    • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper⁠
    • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric⁠
    • 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar or wholegrain mustard⁠
    • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt, to taste⁠
    • 1/3 tsp cracked black pepper⁠
    • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 
    • 1/2 cup almond milk 
    • 2 fresh corn on the cobs or 3/4 cup tinned / frozen⁠
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • pinch of salt ⁠
    • 1 can chickpeas (rinsed + drained)⁠
    • 2 - 3 tbsp water to thin⁠
    • 4 slices toast of choice⁠
    • pinch of chilli flakes to serve + black pepper⁠ (optional)
  1. Soak the cashews in boiling water for 2 hours. Drain. ⁠
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C / 180 fan. If using fresh corn, remove the husks + corn kernels using a sharp knife. ⁠
  3. Add to a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. If using tinned, rinse and drain. If using frozen, place in a mug with boiling water and allow to stand for 5 mins. Rinse + drain. Toss with 1 tbsp of olive oil + pinch of salt. ⁠
  4. Roast the corn for 20 mins until slightly charred, turning once. ⁠
  5. Add soaked chickpeas plus all the cashew cheese ingredients to a high speed blender and blitz until super smooth. About 2 mins.
  6. Add cashew cheese to pan with the chickpeas and corn. Heat on a med / low heat until warm, thinning with 2 - 3 tbsp of water or to your liking. Check seasoning to taste. ⁠
  7. Serve over toasts or in a jacket sweet potato and top with black pepper and optional chilli flakes.


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 Food photographer + Recipe Developer

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