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The Best Cheesy Vegan Avocado Spread

June 9, 2016
The Best Cheesy Vegan Avocado Spread - healthy and delicious spread you can whip up in a matter of minutes. I love this recipe! Avocado, nutritional yeast, and spices - nothing more! vegan & gluten-free | thehealthfulideas.com

What makes the best cheesy vegan avocado spread you ask? It’s the perfect combination of nutritional yeast, delicious creamy avocados, and spices such as garlic, onion, and herbs. I love how this spread turned out. It’s super delicious on a slice of toasted gluten-free bread or even as a dip! It’s especially tasty on the bread you see in the pictures. It’s this GF buckwheat bread full of sunflower & pumpkin seeds and I really want to recreate the recipe for you guys because it’s literally out of this world. Now let’s talk about this avocado spread amazingness.

If you want to see more avocado recipes, you can check these three out. They’re pure happiness! Avocado Toast — 4 waysBrown Rice Pasta with Creamy Cilantro SauceRoasted Zucchini Rolls with Guacamole Filling


Now let’s talk about this avocado spread amazingness.

The Best Cheesy Vegan Avocado Spread - healthy and delicious spread you can whip up in a matter of minutes. I love this recipe! Avocado, nutritional yeast, and spices - nothing more! vegan & gluten-free | thehealthfulideas.com

Personally, I really like the taste of nutritional yeast. If you’re not a fan of it, you probably won’t like this but in that case, I’d just skip the nutritional yeast and season the spread with the rest of the spices. It’s still gonna be delicious.

Nutritional yeast adds that something that is missing in anything vegan that’s lacking cheese. I dare say it tastes even better than real cheese. *gasps* Why? Well, because I never really liked regular cheese, or any other cow milk products, really. If I feel like adding cheese to my salad or on a toast or something, I always go for goat’s cheese because I prefer the taste of it but lately I’ve been avoiding even that because it tends to have table salt in the ingredients list which is a big no no in my book.

Sooooo… let’s ditch the cheeses and have a nutritional yeast party! YAY! Or, well, at least any kind of party  as an excuse to serve this as a spread or a dip because it’s heaven. Yes, it’s that good.

The Best Cheesy Vegan Avocado Spread - healthy and delicious spread you can whip up in a matter of minutes. I love this recipe! Avocado, nutritional yeast, and spices - nothing more! vegan & gluten-free | thehealthfulideas.com

If you’re getting tired of the basic avocado on toast with salt, pepper, and lime juice combo, try this! This spread has all that and so much more. It’s like avocado on toast on steroids. Toast your bread, then hide it under a generous layer of this delicious spread, and serve with cherry tomatoes, kimchi, and other veggies of your choice. YUM.

How do you make the best cheesy vegan avocado spread?
  • Mash the avocado
  • Add the lime or lemon juice
  • Mix in the spices and the nutritional yeast
  • That’s it! So easy, right?!

I think I’m gonna go make this right about NOW. Yep. Happy snacking!

The Best Cheesy Vegan Avocado Spread - healthy and delicious spread you can whip up in a matter of minutes. I love this recipe! Avocado, nutritional yeast, and spices - nothing more! vegan & gluten-free | thehealthfulideas.com

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The Best Cheesy Vegan Spread
 
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Recipe type: spread
Serves: 2-4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or lime if you don't have any lemons)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼-1/2 tsp onion powder (start with ¼ tsp and add more to taste)
  • ⅛ tsp chili powder (or more to taste)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, cilantro, or chives (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mash the avocados, place them in a small bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, taste, and add more seasoning if desired.
  2. Alternatively, you can throw everything into a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. (for the first option is much more convenient, unless you need to mash 20 avocados, because who has time to clean a food processor, right?)
  3. That's it! It's that simple.
  4. The spread should last in the fridge for 2-3 days, though the avocados already start to brown on the second day so it's best to always make this fresh.

The Best Cheesy Vegan Avocado Spread - healthy and delicious spread you can whip up in a matter of minutes. I love this recipe! Avocado, nutritional yeast, and spices - nothing more! vegan & gluten-free | thehealthfulideas.com


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10 Comments

  • Reply Michelle October 31, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    This looks so perfect. Just completely perfect. Love that it’s vegan.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas October 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Wow thank you, Michelle!<3

  • Reply Sara Giboney October 31, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I make avocado toast ALL the time, so this would be a great variation! I can’t eat dairy, so I’m all for any kind of “cheese” flavor I can get!!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas October 31, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Avocado toast is the best, isn’t it? I hope you love it if you end up trying it :)

  • Reply Amber October 31, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I love avocado! I make something similar and top it with egg. I need to try this!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas October 31, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Yum! I love avocado toast with egg! :)

  • Reply Mamaguru November 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I have to pick up some nutritional yeast. I’ve always wanted to try it. I love healthy appetizers like this. There really is no reason to load up on fat and calories.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 1, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      You totally should, it’s amazing I put it on anything and everything savory! :)

  • Reply Dr. Daisy November 1, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Yumm! I love avocados and this spread is perfect! I also love nutritional yeast and as the only vegan in my home, I’m always looking for yummy treats. Thanks for sharing :)

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 1, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Me too, it’s the best <3 Thank you for the comment! :)

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