Pasta Salad with Basil-Coated Cashew Cheese Balls

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 cups cooked, cooled pasta of choice, such as whole-wheat penne

  • 2/3 cup halved grape tomatoes (or veggies of choice)

  • 2 ounces soft cashew cheese

  • 2 tablespoons packed finely chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, pan-toasted


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and salt. Add the cooled pasta and grape tomatoes and toss to fully combine. Adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl.

  2. Roll the cashew cheese with clean hands into 8 balls. Then roll in the basil to coat.Arrange the basil-coated cashew cheese balls onto the pasta salad.

  3. Sprinkle with the pine nuts and any remaining chopped basil.

  4. Serve hot and enjoy!

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