Squash Appetizer with Garlic and Herbs Soft ‘Cheese’

By Chef:  Chris Anca
Posted: November 13, 2014


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If you’re looking for a new tasty raw app to try look no further. A creamy garlic macadamia soft “cheese” spread paired with slices of fresh yellow squash. This recipe will come together in 5 minutes or less! Feel free to also use zucchini if they’re more accessible to you. Enjoy!


  • 1.5 cups macadamia nuts (about 180gr)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 5 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • about 1/2 tsp of your favorite dry herbs (thyme, oregano, rosemary, dill go very well in this)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • chili flakes, to taste
To Serve
  • yellow squash slices or cucumber or zucchini, lemon, fresh herbs (like parsley or basil), chili (optional), pepitas


  1. Add all ingredients for the ‘cheese’ to a powerful blender and whiz for few seconds until you get a thick, creamy, smooth mix.
  2. Cut your yellow squash into thin slices and add about 1/2 tsp of soft ‘cheese’ on top of each (this really depends on the size of your squash slice – mine were small).
  3. Sprinkle some drill (dry or fresh if you have), chili flakes, top with fresh herbs and pepitas and serve right away.


This nut cheese recipe makes quite a lot, enough to make appetizers for a bunch of your friends.