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  • Writer's pictureSam Deetjen

Sunflower Seed Cottage Cheese

Vegan cottage cheese?! Made from sunflower seeds? You read that right! I just made this in my latest test kitchen video HERE! I wanted to make a vegan cottage cheese that I’d actually like since all the recipes I found online used tofu. Such a nostalgic food for me!


1 and 1/2 cups sunflower seeds

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 cup water or unsweetened soy/cashew milk

-Add sunflower seeds and baking soda to a pot with water. Bring to a boil.

-Once boiling, turn down to just over medium heat, simmer with the lid off for 35-45 minutes or until seeds are soft like chunks in cottage cheese. Check every 10/15 minutes to make sure you don’t run out of water.

-Drain and rinse sunflower seeds under cold water using a mesh strainer.

-Add a little under half of your seeds to the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth.

-Mix cheese sauce with the rest of the sunflower seeds.

-Refrigerate. Serve with fruit, mix in herbs, use for lasagna, etc.

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