Cashew Cream Recipe

I like to think as cashew cream (or any other nut cream) as a vegan/raw “mother” sauce. It can be used in its base form or can be added to, to make many other derivatives, some sweet and others savory. Its an item that can be made in large batches and for us, is now a staple in our refrigerator. I have found that with a regular/non-commercial food processor soft nuts like cashews, macadamia, pine nuts, and brazil nuts process yield a much creamier end product than other nuts.

- 1 cups raw cashews soaked for at least 1 hour. I usually soak them over night in the refrigerator since we don’t have a great blender.
– 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of salt
– 1-1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
– 1/4-1/2 cup of water, depending on the consistency you want it to be.

Take the soaked cashews and drain the excess water. Add the cashews and to the food processor and mix until they are in small pieces. Add the lemon juice & salt and process again. Use a spatula periodically to scrape down the sides to ensure a smooth cream. Now depending on the consistency your looking for add the water in small steps. That’s it. Nothing challenging about it and it opens up the door to so many sauces, dips, garnishes, ect!

In time we hope to provide many simple recipes off this base sauce that will be flavorful, yet easy & quick to make.

Some ideas of what we usually do with it:

Obviously pizzas!

-radicchio
vegan pizza

-kale
vegan pizza

-veggie
cashew cheese pizza

-marinara
vegan pizza

Pairs wonderfully with marinara

-Napoleon
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-Pasta
eric's lunch

Paired with potatoes

-twice baked
twice baked potatoes with cashew cream

-wontons
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In tacos, burritos, ect as a cool, creamy substitute for sour cream & cheese.

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Saturday lunch

burrito

Sweet treats

- wontons
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-crepes

4th of July

3 responses to “Cashew Cream Recipe

  1. Those twice baked look AMAZING! I’m a huge fan of cashews in raw desserts but I have yet to try cashew cream. I have such a hard time finding raw unsalted cashews by me!

    So glad I found your blog – I love it!

    • Ahh thanks! You could always order some bulk online too if you cant find any locally. Its too hard to live without raw cashews :)

  2. I know that it is 2012 and you posted this is 2011, but this recipe is great! There are so many out there, but I believe I’ll be trying this one! And all your other pics below it look amazing I can’t wait to explore the blog!

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