Cashew Cream Sauce (2-Ingredients)
This super simple Cashew Cream Sauce is perfect for vegan and dairy-free diets. With only two ingredients, you can make this in just a few minutes. Stir the sauce into to soups or drizzle it on your next meal to add luscious creaminess.
Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Total Time: 17 minutes Yield: 8 1x Category: Sauce Method: Blender Cuisine: Dairy-Free Diet: Vegan Scale 1x 2x 3x Ingredients 1 cup unsalted raw cashews 3/4 cup filtered water 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional, for added flavor) Place your cashews in a small bowl and cover them with very hot water. Let the cashews sit in the hot water for 10-15 minutes to soften up. Rinse the soaked cashews in a fine-mesh strainer and transfer them to a high-speed blender. Add the water and sea salt. Place the lid on the blender and process on high for 45-60 seconds, or until the cashews are completely blended and creamy. Pour the sauce into a container with a lid. Serve immediately, or place in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Notes
To make a sweet version, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (or 2 Medjool dates) and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
To make a spicy version, add 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
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