Cheesy Toasts with Caramelised balsamic Onions (vegan)

Sometimes you just need to little cheesy toast in your life – these little toast bites are topped with a deliciously ‘cheesy’ mix of creamy cashews blended with mustard, nutritional yeast, and apple cider vinegar for some tang. And the perfect topping – balsamic caramelised onions. Very delicious and somewhat addictive ;).

I think anything on toast goes down well as a canapé – some other delicious combinations;

Top the cheese with roasted cherry tomatoes or fried mushrooms. Or add some of the cheese mix to my pea dip (trust me it works).

Or why not toasted bread of choice with seasonal hummus, dukkh and quick pickles – so good.

Much love, Niki xxx

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  10-12 servings
  30 minutes preparation time
  30 minutes cook time


To make the onions; 
  • 3 red onions sliced into long strips
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze 
  • 1 tsp vegan Worcester sauce 
  • Pinch Sea salt 
For the cheese; 
  • 200g cashews soaked for 2-3 hrs until soft.
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 100ml plant based milk
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Squeeze lemon juice 
  • Big pinch sea salt 
  • Twist black pepper 


  • Bread of choice toasted


To make the caramelised onions;
  1. Add the oil and sliced onion to a small pan and fry very slowly on a low heat for 30 – 40 minutes until caramelised. 
  2. Then add the salt and pepper, balsamic glaze and Worcester sauce. Set aside.  
To make the cheese topping; 
  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender. Blitz until very smooth & creamy. 
To make the toasts; 
  1. Slice the toast into small slices. 
  2. Top with the cheese mix, pop under the grill until the top starts browning. 
  3. Serve topped with the caramelised onions.

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