Zucchineese (Whole Plant Vegan Cheese Made Of Zucchini)

May 26, 2020
Yes, you read that right! You can make vegan cheese from zucchini, and it tastes—well, cheesy (I can't really remember the taste of cheese but I trust my sister, who made the comparison). Of course, a little seasoning goes well in it, to make it even more delicious. You can use chili, herbs like thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, pepper, or even wild garlic. It's easy to slice, perfect in your sandwich. I haven't tried to see if it melts, but you can experiment.
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Zucchineese (Whole Plant Vegan Cheese Made Of Zucchini)

Recipe Type: Appetizers
utensils YIELDS 1 serving
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  • about 250g zucchini, peeled
  • 100ml plant milk (soy or rice)
  • 30g agar agar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp full pepper pieces
  • 1/2-1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/2-1 tsp wild galric, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
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1. Cut off the ends of the zucchini and peel (should be about 250g when peeled) and cut into cubes. Boil it in a pot of salty water until cooked through, about 10-13 minutes. Remove water and set aside.

2. In a glass, whisk together agar agar and a little plant milk. When it starts to thicken, add it to the zucchini, along with the rest of the plant milk. You can help the agar agar dissolve by heating it up a little.

3. Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt and make a smooth and even cream with a hand mixer. Then mix in the peppers and and chili flakes, wild garlic and basil.

4. Transfer it to a container and refrigerate for a few hours.

Also by Imola: Vegan Cheeseburger Soup

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Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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