Even if you like regular cheese balls, you should totally try this Super Easy Herb and Pomegranate Holiday Cashew Cheese Ball; vegan, made with simple ingredients, and it looks like an ornament; what other reasons do you need?
Maybe it’s not the same for everyone, but the more vegan eats I try, the easier it gets to stay with a plant-based lifestyle.
My personal discovery with eating vegan is how good and light you feel when you really keep the habit going. Yes, I still fall behind and have a chicken sandwich when I’m really craving it, but I feel that the flavor is overall more alive in vegan bites; literally.
Since I was looking to go somewhere festive with this recipe, I decided herbs would be the best thing to add for some green color.
Lately, I’ve been trying to add more herbs to the things I eat, so I’ve been getting things like dill, fresh parsley, and mint; some of my favorites for the Holidays. In this recipe, I only used dill and curly leaf parsley.
Knowing that I had some pomegranate in the fridge, I couldn’t resist adding those red little gems to my ball of green cashew cheese goodness.
You might not be able to put this magical little treat on your tree, but you can add it to you Holiday menu.
Herb and Pomegranate Cashew Cheese Ball
Festive and loaded with holistic ingredients, you'll want to add this snack to your holiday menu.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Combine the cashews, herbs, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper in a food processor. Mix until mixture becomes fine and moldable. Form the mixture into a ball.
Put the pomegranate seeds into a bowl, and roll the cashew cheese ball in them until completely covered (you'll need to push them in with your hands too).
It’s a little tricky to get the pomegranate seeds to stick when you start rolling the cheese ball around in them, so time-to-time, pick the ball up and press the seeds in with your hands.
I paired my yummy snack with some yummy walnut raisin bread from Seven Stars Bakery.