Vegan Cashew Cheese Bruschetta

Vegan Cashew Cheese Bruschetta
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You try to stay away from dairy or gluten, but from time to time you crave the delicious taste of a bruschetta? We all have been there, but the good news is that with the right ingredients you can still enjoy an appetizing bruschetta, a vegan cashew cheese bruschetta to be more precise.



Ingredients

1 sliced gluten free bread (look at the local bakeries as many have almond or buckwheat bread)
1 vegan cashew cheese (choose from different versions: with Italian herbs, chilli, turmeric, onion and chives, natural etc.)
2 sliced tomatoes
Olive oil
1 clove of garlic (optional)  
Green salad/lettuce/baby spinach
Salt

Directions:

1. Pour 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in a frying pan, add 4-5 slices of bread and let them fry a little on each side (not too much).

2. Then, grease the bread with 1-2 cloves of chopped garlic and add a slice of cashew cheese on each piece of bread. On top, add a slice of tomato and a leaf of green salad.

3. Serve when it’s still warm.

When opting for this type of snack, keep in mind some important recommendations:

  • Read the labels before buying a gluten free bread or a vegan cheese

There are a lot of brands that use fillers, additives, soy and other substances which are not very healthy. The products should have natural ingredients only and it should be specified they do not contain soy, gluten, preservatives, added fats, thickening agents etc. For example, the vegan cashew cheese we used for this recipe is only made from cashews, Himalaya salt, water, bell pepper, vegan fermentation cultures and basil. We buy it from here.

  • You can also use baby spinach instead of green salad/lettuce

In both cases, before making the bruschetta, wash the leaves very well, put them in a large bowl, fill it with water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and leave it aside for about 15 minutes. The salt will kill the bacteria. Before serving, wash it with cold water.

  • This bruschetta recipe can easily be transformed into a sandwich

You only have to put the slices of bread one above the other.

  • This recipe is very versatile, as you can add or take out some ingredients

For example, you can also use cucumber, baby spinach or bell pepper.

As you can see it, the vegan cashew cheese bruschetta is as tasty as a classical bruschetta or even better. Next time you go shopping in a local store, natural products shop or in a bakery, pay more attention to these alternatives such as vegan cheese or gluten free bread as they can make a lot of interesting, unique and delicious recipes.

Calories Chart

1 slice of buckwheat bread - 100
110g cashew cheese - 200
1 medium tomato – 22
100 g lettuce 17
1 teaspoon olive oil – 39
1 clove of garlic – 6

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