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Vegan Cheese Ball with a Slice Cut out and Spread on a Cracker in the Foreground.
Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball
Prep Time
15 mins
Chill time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
This vegan cheese ball is made with creamy cashew cheese flavored with maple syrup and Dijon mustard, rolled up and covered with a crunchy pecan crust.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  1. Place the cashews, mustard, nutritional yeast, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt into the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  2. Taste-test the mixture and make any adjustments to suit your taste.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap. Gently wrap plastic around the mixture and press it into a ball shape*. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

  4. Gently peel away the plastic wrap and transfer the ball to a plate. Press pecan pieces into the surface, reshaping gently as needed.

  5. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers, bread or veggies.

Recipe Notes

*It will be too soft to get it perfectly round at this point. Don't worry about that! You can adjust the shape later.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Dijon Vegan Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.1g25%
Saturated Fat 5.9g30%
Sodium 288mg12%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 9.1g3%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 4.3g9%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.