Today I’m sharing a recipe from my brother from another mother, The Vegan Roadie Dustin Harder’s (@theveganroadie) new book, Epic Vegan: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-Based Recipes. His Crab Rangoon Pizza features this homemade vegan mozzarella, but if you aren’t ready to venture into cheesemaking you can grab your favorite store-bought version instead.

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Saucy Vegan Mozzarella

By BakeandDestroy Published: May 31, 2019

  • Yield: 1½ cups

Tip from Dustin: To make fresh mozzarella, prepare a quart container with cold water and 1 teaspoon sea salt. Add the finished cashew mixture to a saucepan along with 1 tablespoon (24 g) agar agar powder and 2 tablespoons (15 g) tapioca starch or tapioca flour. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Use a melon baller or ice cream scoop to scoop out balls and add them to the salted water; let sit overnight in the fridge to solidify. Fresh mozz will keep up to 5 days in the brine, and it goes great on salads and sandwiches!



  1. In a high-speed blender, combine the cashews, water, lemon juice, sauerkraut, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Blend until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Use as directed in recipes. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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