Vegan Cheese Ball

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup almond flour, super fine if possible
  2. 1/2 tsp salt
  3. 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  4. 1/8 tsp dried sage
  5. 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  6. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1/4 tsp onion powder
  8. 1 clove of garlic minced or crushed
  9. 2 to 3 tsp lime juice
  10. 1 Tbs unsweetened non dairy yogurt or use water starting with 2 tsp
  11. 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  12. 1/2 tsp miso , white mellow miso or use chickpea miso to make soyfree
  13. 1 Tbs or more everything bagel seasoning ,(see note to make your own)

Directions:

  1. Add all the dry ingredient to a bowl (almond flour to black pepper) and mix well.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except bagel seasoning and mix well. Get your hands in there to press and knead into a dough. Taste and add more lime juice if needed. If the mixture is too crumbly, add a few drops of water at a time and press and knead to make a ball..
  3. Brush oil or aquafaba. Roll into everything bagel seasoning or sprinkle some on the ball and pat. Or use a different coating of choice or no coating.
  4. Bake at 200 degrees F for 35 to 40 mins. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Or refrigerate for a few hours for flavor to develop more and serve when needed at room temp. The ball can be stored refrigerated in a closed container for upto 4 days.

Recipe Notes

  1. Quick Everything Bagel Seasoning: Mix 1 Tbs sesame seeds(white or a mix of white and black), 1 Tbs poppy seeds, 2 tsp onion flakes and a pinch of salt
    Variation: Add some fresh dill, or smoked paprika and chopped jalapeno to the cheese for flavor variations.
  2. To make into a dip: Add 1 tbsp more non dairy yogurt and some water until it is a creamy consistency. Then bake for 25 to 30 minutes and serve.

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