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Raw-Vegan Lime Cheesecake

Make this creamy, cool, and zesty cheesecake to enjoy on a hot summer day

The secret to this recipe from Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury is avocado! The magic of avocado makes this raw cheesecake so creamy you’ll forget it’s vegan.

Ingredients

For the base

  • Vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 2 Cups cups raw cashews, soaked in water overnight and drained
  • 1 Cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 Cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 Cup raw cacao nibs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 large Hass avocado, peeled and pitted (stoned)
  • 1 1/2 Cup cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours and drained
  • 1/2 Cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Cup syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated lime zest (optional)

Directions

For the base

Grease a 9-inch (23 cm) springform cake pan with vegetable oil.

To make the base, using a food processor, pulse the cashews, coconut flakes, pitted dates, cacao nibs, and salt a couple of times until they are mixed and broken down.

Spoon the mixture evenly over the bottom of the prepared cake pan.

Press with your fingers to make a firm base. Set aside in the refrigerator

To make the filling, using a food processor or a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. Spread the filling over the base and, using a rubber spatula, create a smooth surface.

Chill the pie in the freezer for 1 hour, then transfer to the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Facts
Servings10
Calories Per Serving589
Total Fat47g72%
Sugar19gN/A
Saturated20g98%
Protein12g25%
Carbs41g14%
Vitamin A3µgN/A
Vitamin B60.4mg18.7%
Vitamin C6mg10%
Vitamin E1mg7%
Vitamin K27µg33%
Calcium39mg4%
Fiber7g28%
Folate (food)38µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)38µg10%
Iron5mg27%
Magnesium207mg52%
Monounsaturated18gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus404mg58%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium670mg19%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg6.1%
Sodium54mg2%
Sugars, added7gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg18.8%
Zinc4mg26%