Cranberry, Lemon & Walnut Vegan Cheese Balls

Cranberry, Lemon & Walnut Vegan Cheese Balls For A Breast Cancer DietAfter sharing with the breast cancer community  Micheal Greger, MD’s post Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better? we wanted to follow up with a recipe that included the top fruits that slow cancer cell growth. If you didn’t get a chance to read this researched based article the two best fruits are cranberries and lemons along walnuts which will be featured this week.

Recipe Author: Cara of Fork & Beans
Serves: 4

  • 1 c. raw cashews, soaked 2+ hours, drained
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil (use refined if you don’t like the coconut flavor)
  • Juice of ½ lemon (or 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ⅓ c. dried cranberries, chopped
  • ¾ c. walnuts, chopped
  • 2 pieces of plastic wrap
  • 1 bowl


  1. Place the cashews, coconut oil, wine, lemon juice and salt into a high-speed blender and begin to mix until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time if it is too thick to blend. You shouldn’t need more than 2 Tbsp. of water most likely.
  2. Add the cranberries and only ¼ c. of the walnuts to roughly blend for a couple of seconds.
  3. Line a bowl with plastic wrap as pictured above and spoon the cheese sauce inside. Wrap the top up securely and place in the freezer for 1 hours until it begins to set.
  4. Take the cheese out of the plastic wrap and in a shallow bowl place the remaining ½ c. chopped walnuts in and gently roll the cheese ball around until it is completely covered in walnuts. Wrap in a clean piece of plastic wrap, placing it back in the bowl and into the freezer for another hour.

cara (2) Native of Los Angeles, Cara is the crazy, chocolate-filled woman behind Fork & Beans. On a mission to recreate every treat known to mankind, she has every intention of making them gluten, egg, and dairy-free. Oh, and super tasty too. From a range of Girl Scout Cookies, homemade candy bars, to a collection of childhood favorite snacks–nothing is off-limits. You can follow Fork & Beans on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. You can also pre-order the upcoming published cookbook Decadent Gluten-free Vegan Baking here.

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