Pistachio and Pomegranate Vegan Cheese Ball.

This Pistachio and Pomegranate Macadamia Nut Vegan Cheese Ball makes the perfect appetizer for your next holiday party. Serve with fruit and crackers for an impressive plant-based addition. Made with just 10 ingredients! 

Prep Time
10 mins
Resting Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
5 from 1 vote
Vegan Cheeseball
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Vegan Cheese Ball
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. Soak Macadamia nuts in distilled water for at least 4 hours. Alternatively, you can pour boiling water over the Macadamia nuts and let them sit for just 1 hour. 

  2. Drain and rinse soaked Macadamia nuts. Place them in a food processor along with garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, miso, cream cheese, and salt. With the motor running, slowly add coconut oil until completely incorporated. Blend for 10 minutes or until mixture is very smooth, scraping down the sides every 2-3 minutes. 

  3. Transfer nut cheese into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup pistachios (roughly chopped), pomegranate arils, and fresh mint. Stir together with a wooden spoon. 

  4. Transfer the dough into a plastic bag or plastic wrap. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until the cheese is firm enough to mold.

  5. In a food processor, process your remaining 1/2 cup pistachios to a fine crumb. Set aside. One the cheese has hardened slightly, remove it from the plastic wrap and shape the cheese into a ball or rectangle. Coat it in crushed pistachios. 

  6. Serve with fruit and crackers at your next holiday party. 

Recipe Notes

Don't skip soaking the nuts. This is an important step to getting a thick and creamy cheese. 

Store leftover cheese in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Pistachio and Pomegranate Vegan Cheese Ball.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.