Recipe Directions

1. Pre-Prep: Wash/rinse the sunflower seeds very well and then soak in water for at least 4 hours (6 is better). Rinse and shake the seeds dry in your strainer or allow to air dry for a while.

2. In your food processor, process the dry-ish ingredients (sunflower seeds, salt, and pine nuts) into a fine meal.

3. Add the lemon juice and olive oil. Process again until smooth. Scrape off sides as needed. Get it so it is rolling as it moves around your processor.

4. Process until smooth yet very thick. Don't be scared to let it go for ages because the longer it goes the creamier it is. Then at the end, add the green onion and process slightly to break them into the cheese.

5. Allow to stand for 30 minutes. (If you taste it while it is being made or right after, expect the lemon to stand out. It dies down after it has sat for a while.)

6. Optionally, you can shape into cubes or balls and dehydrate for a while to get a firmer cheese for cheese salad, feta, etc.

Zoe's Thoughts

By Zoe

The easiest, creamiest, and tastiest cheese ever! This just takes a few minutes to make and is our second best seller.

For a nut-free option, use 3 cups of sunflower seeds and no pine nuts.

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Okay, that's Blueberry!!

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Awww I love Tonka!! He is beautiful. My Siamese kitty Blueberry says hi to Tonka! I will post a picture of her later today or tomorrow. She does alot of cute things. :)

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Zoe - yep, I used a blender, and a 21 year old one at that. I'm surprised it even works at all, haha. I was too lazy to get out the food processor, but next time I'll make sure I use it.

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This sounds yummy! Can the pine nuts be replaced with another type of nut? They are very expensive here...would cashews work, or take away from the taste?

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Rachel-akiko - I'm a bit alarmed at your comment, did you try to make it in a blender?? This is a recipe for a food processor, I'm not surprised your blender burnt out! Glad you liked it, I love the feta cheese taste too, I really did miss that. I like to put small balls of it in the dehydrator and have a warm cheese salad. Blisss.

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Tonka says Hi back! He is so glad you noticed him!

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mmmmmmm this sounds delicious!!! Zoe, I went to your website and noticed you had a Siamese cat! Is he a lilac point? I have a little blue point Siamese kitten on raw too! And I'm getting another one in August. Tell Tonka I said hi!! :)

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention: It tasted like feta cheese!! I was so happy, because I used to LOVE feta cheese on my salads.

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This was delicious. I dumped a bunch in a huge salad of mixed baby greens. It was a lot thicker than I thought it would be, and letting my blender "go for ages" caused it to overheat!! :( Still delish, though.

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Hi elizabeth, it keeps really well because of the salt and the oil in it. If you keep it in the fridge it's ok for up to 3 weeks (!!) We leave it out on the counter top and it is fine for a week.

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it was very hummusie mmmmmmm thanks!

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this sounds great! how much does this recipe make, and how long will it keep in the fridge?

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We will make this for you and ship it to you, as well as some other raw goodies!!

(UK only for now)

http://www.purelyraw.com/homedelivery.htm

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it's good with basil instead of spring onions,mmmm

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This is indeed excellent!

I used it as a topping for a nut loaf I'd made and it was perfect. Now I have a ton left over and get to try it with everything else...

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sound gooood...esepcially it is simple to make; i will try it.

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Yumm!! THANKS ZOE!!

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Hi Zoe,

I don't understand whether the soaked sunflower seeds had to be dehydrated so that they can be processed to meal ?

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Should I dehydrate the sunflower seeds or how long should they be air dried ?

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Yumm!! THANKS ZOE!!

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Hi!

You do not *need* to dehydrate them - that's optional.

Just allow to stand for 30 minutes and then eat!

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Hi!

No, you do not need to dehydrate them before they are processed into a meal. Simply rinse the sunflower seeds clean, pat them dryish (just quickly) with a tea towel, and then add them to the food processor.

In other words, the sunflower seeds will be damp when you process them, and that's okay!

Hope this makes sense :)

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