This copycat vegan Boursin recipe is as awesome for snacking on as it is for entertaining! And it’s so easy to whip up a batch! Vegan Boursin™️ recently became available at Costco, and it really took the vegan community by storm. But lots of locations still aren’t carrying the vegan Boursin, and so that’s when we stepped in to create this vegan Boursin copycat!
Plus, our copycat Boursin has far fewer and far cleaner ingredients, not having any starch, xanthan gum, or canola oil. The brand vegan Boursin (which they call “Boursin dairy-free” and “Boursin cheese spread alternative”) are “filtered water, organic coconut oil, modified starch (potato and corn), organic expeller-pressed canola oil, inulin (chicory root extract), less than 2% of each: garlic powder, natural flavor, organic vegan cane sugar, sea salt, calcium phosphate, citric acid, sugarcane fiber, spice, sodium citrate, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, lactic acid, cellulose gel, parsley, chive, beta carotene (color)”.
This is truly a “vegan Costco recipe”, meaning that at least some of the primary ingredients can be purchased at Costco, as it uses both unroasted “raw” cashews (which we get from Costco), and the juice from sauerkraut (ditto), but of course you don’t have to get these from Costco. :~) Everything else is optional, because “everything else” is the herbs, garlic, whatever you want to add. NOTE: You need to soak the cashews for several hours, so if you want to make this now, stop reading and go soak one cup of raw cashews in water.
We absolutely love having this with either Mary’s Gone Crackers crackers, or Simple Mills almond flour crackers, both available at Costco as well as your favorite health food stores. You can also slather it on our Best Ever 2-Ingredient Flatbrad, or use it to top a baked potato! And, oh yeah, if you’re wondering why our vegan copycat Boursin is slightly pink, it’s because we like to add smoked paprika to just about everything. But if you don’t add any paprika (or other red spice) your copycat Boursin will look much more like actual Boursin.
Copycat Vegan Boursin Recipe (Spreadable Herbed Cheese)
1 cup raw (unroasted) cashews, soaked in water for at least 6 hours
3 Tablespoons sauerkraut juice (you can also use 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar instead, but it will not be the same)
Seasonings of your choice, we use 1/4 teaspoon each (use more or less to your taste) of garlic powder, minced garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika (which, again, is why ours is light pink).
Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth. Put in a covered bowl or container and store in the refrigerator. This can be served right away, but it is better if the flavors get a few hours, at least, to mingle.
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Copycat vegan Boursin – Pink Tinge Courtesy of Smoked Paprika :~)
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