Chickpea Flour Feta Cheese {Vegan, Nut-Free, Soy-Free}
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Serves: About 8 ounce of cheese (8 servings)
Incredible, easy-to-make, vegan feta cheese, made with chickpea flour! It is naturally soy-free, grain-free and nut-free, plus high in protein. Enjoy it plain, as a snack or appetizer, or crumble and use in any recipe calling for feta cheese.
  • For the cheese:
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • For the marinade:
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried herbs such as herbes de Provence, Italian herb blend, or dill
  1. Cheese: Set a 9x5-inch loaf pan close to your work area.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the chickpea flour, salt, ¾ cup of the water, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and olive oil until blended and smooth.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the remaining ¾ cup water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the chickpea mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, for 7 to 10 minutes, until the mixture is very thick and glossy. Immediately pour and scrape it into the loaf pan, smoothing the top.
  4. Cool the cheese to room temperature and then place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until very firm (or up to 5 days).
  5. Drain any water from the pan (water will release from the cheese as it sets); invert the cheese onto a cutting board and cut into ¾-inch cubes.
  6. Marinade: In a covered container or large mason jar, combine the marinade ingredients. Add the cheese; tightly cover and turn to coat. Let marinate at least 30 minutes before using. Store the feta in the marinade.
b]Storage:[/b] Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, in the marinade, for up to three weeks.

Fat Free Feta Variation: If you do not eat oil, feel free to omit the olive oil.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ of recipes (about 1 oz) Calories: 41 Fat: 2.1 g Saturated fat: 0.3 g Carbohydrates: 3.7 g Sugar: 0.6 g Sodium: 149 mg Fiber: 0.8 g Protein: 1.9 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
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