Utilizing a Food Processor in Vegan Cooking — A Case For Plant Based

A Case For Plant Based
3 min readSep 17, 2021


Ask any vegan and they’ll tell you one of their favorite and most utilized kitchen appliance is a food processor. I use mine all. the. time. Whether it’s blending a vegan cream sauce, making plant based cheese, or pulsing ingredients into a vegan meat, the uses are endless. I seriously can’t eat a plant based diet and live without my food processor! So, I’ve got some creative ways for utilizing a food processor in vegan cooking. 🤗

A food processor is an electric kitchen appliance that is used for slicing, chopping, mixing, blending, or pureeing foods. While a blender is typically used for foods that are mostly liquid, a food processor can be used for foods that are mostly solid. Additionally, many food processors will have different blades and attachments that can be used to precisely chop, slice, and grate vegetables and other ingredients.

Food Processor Uses in Plant Based Cooking

There is a wide variety of food processor uses in plant based cooking! In fact, I utilize it so often, I actually have two.

The most common ingredient I use to blend in the food processor? Cashews! Cashews are commonly used as the base of many vegan cheeses, creams, and sauces.

For best results, opt to purchase a nicer food processor, if you are able. The more powerful the appliance, the better results you will get.

Also, the longer you blend in the food processor, the smoother texture you will get. Depending on what you are making, sometimes it can take up to 10 minutes in the food processor to obtain a silky, smooth texture. Trust me, your patience will pay off in the end! 🌱

Uses in plant based cooking include:

Vegan Recipes Utilizing a Food Processor

Vegan Cheese and other plant based dairy alternatives

Restaurant-style Salsa

Mushroom Walnut Taco Meat

I add tempeh to mine as well. 😋

I pulsed the jackfruit and all of the vegetables in the food processor, and it worked out perfectly!

For more amazing vegan recipes utilizing the food processor, be sure to check out my Pinterest page. Also, check out All About Cashews for even more ways to utilize a food processor in vegan cooking.

What are your favorite recipes to make in the food processor? Let me know in the comments below! And be sure to follow me on social media this week for plenty of vegan cooking deliciousness! 😋

Originally published at https://acaseforplantbased.com on September 17, 2021.