Fig & Cashew Cheese Canapé

Serves 5

15 Minute Prep Time

By Vega on November 7, 2013 , categorized in Sides & Appies

Fig Canape



  • Cashew Cheese Ingredients :
  • 3 cups raw cashews, soaked and drained
  • 3 probiotic capsules or 1.5 teaspoons probiotic powder
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ⅛ onion, chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Canape Ingredients :
  • 20-25 Toasted gluten free bread rounds, or gluten-free crackers
  • 1-2 Tbsp Vega® Antioxidant Omega Oil Blend
  • 3-4 fresh figs, sliced into eighths
  • 1-2 Tbsp reduced balsamic vinegar
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme, removed from stems and chopped
  • Prepared cashew cheese (recipe above)


  1. Cashew Cheese Instructions

    1. Blend cashews, probiotics and water in a food processor or high-speed blender until very smooth.
    2. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and place in a bowl. Pour cashew mixture in sieve and cover with a clean cloth. Leave on countertop at room temperature for 14 to 16 hours.
    3. Combine cheese mixture with remaining ingredients.
    4. Keep cashew cheese in refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
  2. Canapé Instructions

    1. Brush the tops of your canapé base (toasted bread or crackers) with Vega Antioxidant Omega Oil
    2. Spread each base with a heaping teaspoon of cashew cheese, top with a slice of fig and drizzle with balsamic reduction.
    3. Garnish with fresh thyme and serve immediately.


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