Vegan Pimento Cheese Recipe

Vegan Pimento Cheese

You won’t believe how close this vegan pimento cheese recipe tastes to the real thing! It’s tangy, creamy, and so delicious as a spring appetizer.

Vegan Pimento Cheese Dip

  • Prep time – 5 mins
  • Total time – 5 mins


  • 1½ cups raw cashews
  • ½ cup water, more if needed to blend
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons jarred pimento peppers, more if desired
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chives, for garnish

Serve with:

  • Crackers
  • Sliced vegetables (radishes, celery, or veggies of your choice)


  • In a high speed blender, combine the cashews, water, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sriracha, pimento peppers, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and a generous pinch of pepper. Blend until smooth, using the blender baton to help keep the blade moving. If the mixture is too thick, gradually add more water until smooth. Chill until ready to use.
  • Garnish the dip with the chopped chives and serve with crackers, celery, and radishes for dipping.

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