5 from 3 votes

Vegan Mozzarella Cheese Alternative

This vegan mozzarella cheese alternative is a great way to have a tasty pizza without dairy. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword vegan cheese, vegan mozzarella cheese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 124 kcal
Author Mary Ellen


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-2 Tb lemon juice
  • 1 Tb psyllium husks
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tb nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in enough water to cover them for a few hours (then discard water)


  1. Mix the water, lemon juice, and psyllium husks and let them sit for at least 2-3 hours or overnight.
  2. Add the psyllium mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Put mixture into a bowl and into the fridge for 30 mins to an hour for the cheese to set. The final consistency is that of a fresh mozzarella (it will not be hard to the touch).

  4. Slice the cheese to serve.
  5. Keep in fridge for 3-4 days.
  6. Please Note: When heating on pizza or sandwiches, the cheese only needs to be heated for about 3-5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mozzarella Cheese Alternative
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.