1 cup soaked raw macadamia nuts, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons white mellow miso paste
2 small cloves garlic
8-10 tablespoons filtered water
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
whole grain gluten-free bread (or bread of choice), toasted
1/2 pound tomatoes (see notes), sliced with 1/4" thickness
1/2 cup macadamia ricotta
1/4 cup julienned shiso or other herbs like cilantro or basil
a few pinches black lava salt (or large grain pink sea salt)
drain and rinse the macadamia nuts and place in an upright high-speed blender with nutritional yeast, vinegar, lemon juice, miso, garlic, 8 tablespoons of water, and salt. blend on high for 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the blender and adding water a tablespoon at a time, until you reach a fluffy creamy consistency. taste and adjust salt, vinegar, or lemon as necessary. transfer ricotta to a bowl and cover with cling wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.
Note: You can keep this in the fridge and use as spread for next day or for other meals (high in fat)
remove macadamia ricotta from the fridge and set aside,
top toasted bread with macadamia ricotta, sliced tomatoes, julienned shiso, and a few pinches of black salt. cut the toast in half and serve.
makes 6 servings.
1 serving would be 1 slice of toast with spread. Add one egg or leave as is for vegan option.