Smooth and creamy and no oven needed!
Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl. Make sure to get every crumb coated with butter.
Pour into a 7-inch springform pan. Spread into an even layer, then compress firmly with a measuring cup making sure to press up the sides of the pan. Set aside.
Combine the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix at medium speed until soft and smooth. Scrape the bowl as needed.