Raw Almond Feta

raw almond feta My son (who is not gluten-free) said at Christmas… “If you serve us gluten-free food that tastes this good, you can bring it out anytime!” LOL

I’ve made this recipe many times, but can’t seem to remember to take my own photo. This photo and the recipe is courtesy of Raw Food For Life.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of soaked raw almonds (12-24 hrs)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 T cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 1/4 tsp of Real Brand or Celtic Sea salt
  • Contents of 1 pro-biotic capsule (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cold purified water

Preparation: 

Soak raw almonds in purified water overnight. The next morning, peel the skin off the almonds and place them into a high speed blender, I use a Vitamix.Add the remaining ingredients, and blend until it has a creamy consistency (about 5 minutes). Remove the mixture from the blender and place the ‘cheese’ in a nut bag or cheesecloth and squeeze out any excess liquid.

Twist around the ‘cheese’, forming it into an orange-size ball, and squeezing to help extract any moisture. Secure with a rubber band or kitchen twine.

Place the cloth over a strainer. Put it in the refrigerator to set for about 12 hours. Be sure to put a bowl underneath the strainer to catch any runoff. The last time I made this over Christmas, I soaked the almonds, peeled them (the skin just pops off), then I set the almonds in the refrigerator till the next day. In doing this, there wasn’t any extra liquid that drained out from the nut bag.

If you have any left after serving (trust me, it goes very fast), refrigerate in an airtight container. We enjoy it with dehydrated flat bread made from nut pulp (email me for the recipe), or gluten-free crackers. It’s delicious!
Many Blessings,
Coach Deb