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Vegan Cheese Spread/Meze

Vegan Cheese Spread/Meze

This is one of my Turkish mezes and its vegan version is just as good as the non-vegan version. So, there is no compromise on the taste department.
The original recipe uses feta cheese but I tried making it with vegan cheese -that is
Cheezly White Cheddar- and it turned out to be just as fantastic as the
vegetarian version.  I bought mine from Vegan Perfection stand during The
Cruelty Free Festival some years ago. The crumbily texture works well in this
recipe. You can buy your vegan cheese from Cruelty Free Shop or Vegan Perfection.

½ pack Cheezly White Cheddar (the type that does not melt)
¼ cup walnuts
1 tbsp tomato paste (plain)
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp
Ground sweet paprika


  • Cut the vegan cheese. Put it in a flat plate and mash it well with a fork. Transfer into a bowl.
  • Roughly chop the walnuts and crush garlic.
  • Combine the vegan cheese with paprika, cumin, walnuts, garlic and tomato paste. Drizzle the mixture with olive oil and mix well.
  • Either serve it as a dip with dipping bread or spread on mini toasts.
Note: It is best to make this dip just before serving. However, if this is not the case put it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. Take it out ½ hour before serving as it gets hard in the fridge which makes it difficult to spread.

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