Raw Lavender Lemon Chevre

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Searching for the perfect dairy-free chevre? Try making your own! This recipe utilizes creamy macadamia and pine nuts for the base, and involves a hint of lemon and dried lavender with an accent of sweet maple for a really creative and fun flavor variation. Serve it with flax crackers or crumbled over fresh berries for the perfect splurge.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw pine nuts or macadamia nuts, soaked in filtered water for 4 hours and drained
  • juice of one lemon (1/4 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or himalayan salt
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp dried lavender

Instructions

  1. In a high speed blender combine all the cheese ingredients (except lavender) and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Stir in the lavender until well combined.
  3. Place in a piece of cheesecloth and roll up into a log a couple inches around. Place in the fridge overnight to chill before serving.
Amy LyonsAbout Amy Lyons

Amy is passionate about real food.  She is the recipe creator at Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a blog specializing in raw, vegan, vegetarian  recipes.  She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University.  Currently she uses her eye for art to create food that is pleasing to eat as it is to look at and nourishing to the body as well.  She has been an elite runner, so she knows how important it is to treat your body well including nutrition.  It is her mission to revamp classics to make them healthier as well as create new and interesting dishes that taste delicious as well as make the body feel good.

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