Sunflower Seed Cheese Spread


Say goodbye to cheese made from animal milk and say hello to the wonderful world of nut and seed cheeses. This recipe makes a creamy, mild cheese that goes well with so many things. Use your imagination! Try it on crackers, with crudités or inside our REAL Collard Rolls.

1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
2 cups water
1/4 onion
1-2 tablespoons fresh dill plus one sprig for garnish
optional: 1/2 – 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic, 1/2 – 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper, salt, pepper

1. Pour the seeds into a jar or bowl and cover with water. Place in refrigerator and let soak for 8 hours or overnight.
2. Rinse and drain seeds.
3. Place seeds in a food processor with onion and dill, garlic or jalapeno is using. Pulse and then process until well blended. Mixture should be somewhat dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Scoop seed mixture into a bowl and chill for 2 hours or more.
5. When ready to serve, glide a knife around the sides. Turn bowl upside down and carefully remove seed cheese onto a plate. Garnish with fresh dill and serve.

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