Vegan Cheese Fries?! They Do Exist!

Via Hayley Hobson
on Feb 11, 2013
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If you’re following a vegan diet, I bet you figured your days of indulging in cheese fries were over. Wrong!

Not the traditional greasy, dairy-laden cheese fries of course. But these vegan cheese fries are just as tasty, and do a lot less damage!

Vegan “Cheese” Fries


1 jicama, peeled

1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 cup almonds

extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes

1 1/4 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. paprika

1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 cup cashews

1/2 tsp. cumin powder

4 drops lemon essential oil

sea salt


Soak raisins in water for 10 minutes. To make the “fries,”  cut peeled jicama into french fry shaped pieces. Add jicama fries to a large bowl and toss with 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast and 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. Season with salt, to taste. To make the “meat”, add almonds, 1  tsp. chili powder, and 1/2 tsp. paprika to a food processor. Add a drop of olive oil and process until smooth. Add raisins and sun dried tomatoes and continue processing until chunky.

If necessary, add a little more olive oil to get correct texture. Empty contents and set aside. To make the “cheese,” add bell pepper, cashews, 1/4 tsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. cumin powder and lemon essential oil to food processor and process until completely smooth. Season with salt to taste. Assemble by placing “fries” on a plate, topping with the “meat” and finally the “cheese.”


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Ed: Kate Bartolotta


About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.


4 Responses to “Vegan Cheese Fries?! They Do Exist!”

  1. […] I always recommend everyone start their day with a glass of warm water, lemon, and a dash of cayenne pepper. This potent mixture will cleanse your system and get your metabolism revved up! As for breakfast, […]

  2. Lindsey says:

    haha just what vegans need… more junk food ;P

  3. AndrewPaciocco says:

    Daiya has a mean Jalapeno Havarti!