Lemon Asparagus Cream Cheeze

With so much beautiful asparagus at the Farmers’ Market lately, I’ve been trying to find new recipes that feature this tasty veggie.  This one looked great and seemed really easy to veganize, and since I love the combo of lemon and asparagus together, I thought I’d give it a try.

This recipe was so easy to make, and it’s really yummy.  It has a strong lemon flavor, which I love, and it was delicious slathered on slices of toasted baguette.  You could also use this as a sandwich spread, or stir it into hot pasta (which I can’t wait to try!).

I only made a couple of minor changes to the original recipe, obviously using vegan versions of the non-vegan ingredients, and also simplifying the technique.  I hope you enjoy it!

Lemon Asparagus Cream Cheeze

5 stalks of fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 lemon
1 package non-dairy cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
pinch of cayenne
sea salt to taste
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Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil, and add the asparagus.  Boil until it’s softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the asparagus to a food processor, and process until it’s pureed.  Add the cream cheese and margarine, and pulse until blended.  Zest and juice the lemon.  Add the zest and other seasonings to the processor bowl, and pulse until everything is completely blended, scraping the sides as you go.  Add the lemon juice to taste.  (I used the whole lemon).
Store the spread in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

 

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6 Responses to “Lemon Asparagus Cream Cheeze”

  1. YUM! Great idea to liven up plain Tofutti—thanks for sharing!

  2. Tara@veganpiggy.com 04. May, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    YUM! That looks delish, and so simple. Our farmer’s market just had it’s first week last week. SO excited to get my hands on all that’s coming :)

  3. So glad you loved it and how great that you could turn it into a tasty Vegan dish!

  4. Hi, JodieMo! Yes – it was so tasty, and very easy to adapt! Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Yes! Another great way to use up that asparagus!! I’ll be trying this tasty recipe on my veggie sandwiches soon!

  6. Wow,I Love Aspsragus! I am now going to serve it in a completely different way. Thank you1 I am sure everyone will love this redipe!