What is cashew cream?
Cashew cream is a really simple, dairy-free alternative that gives paleo and vegan meals a little burst of texture and flavor. You can use this cashew cream sauce recipe on its own or as a base. It’s fun to play around by adding additional flavor to it like pesto, herbs, spices, and other fun flavors.
**this cashew cream recipe is not an Autoimmune Paleo friendly recipe. If you’re looking for those head HERE.
What can cashew cream be used for?
So much! I’ve been playing around with it in my own kitchen as of late. Here are some things I’ve done with it:
- Added it to chicken soup to make it creamy
- Put it on top of pasta as a vegan Alfredo sauce
- Slapped it on tacos the other night for a homemade dairy-free cheese alternative
- Used it as a topping for Capello’s paleo pizza crust
- Drizzled it over a roasted veggie and arugula salad
- Dipped cucumbers and carrots in it
Can cashew cream be frozen?
The recipe is so easy to put together that you should eat it fresh and use it up. It will keep in the refrigerator up to five days, but you won’t want to keep it in there longer than that because cashews are high mold.
If you do decide to freeze it, it will last in your freezer for about six months. Once the cream thaws, add a splash of water and stir it up until it’s a smooth, creamy consistency again.
Is cashew cream healthy?
Cashew cream is a healthy, dairy-free alternative to some of your favorite meals. It’s rich in fatty acids and has high levels of copper, a trace mineral that helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and also contributes to iron absorption! Some people are sensitive to cashews, however, so it’s important to make sure you tolerate them before you go slapping cashew cream on everything.
Are cashews high mold?
Yes. Most nuts have a possibility for being high in mold content. Cashews risk of mold is higher due to needing to be boiled in order to remove the inedible shell that surrounds them. If you’re struggling with mold illness or candida, it’s best to temporarily cut out cashews. Brain fog, joint pain, itchiness, and headaches can all indicate a sensitivity. Toss out your cashews if you experience any of those things!
Is cashew cream keto?
60 cashews are 20 grams of carbohydrates. This will make approximately 1/4 cup of cashew cream. You can read more about the nutrition content of cashews here.
How do you make cashew cream?
Cashew cream is so simple to make. All you have to do is soak cashews in water, then blend. Personally, I like to soak my cashews for about 2-4 hours, but you can speed up the process by boiling water and soaking the cashews in it for 30 minutes. Your sauce may not be as creamy but it will still be delicious!
Above I added cashew cream to a bowl of arugula, roasted veggies, and hardboiled eggs for easy, delicious meal prep!
Cashew Cream Sauce (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30)
- 2 cups organic cashews
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.5 cups water
- Soak the cashews in filtered water for 2 hours
- Drain the cashews from the water and add them to a magic bullet, food processor, or blender
- Add the lemon juice and 1.5 cups of water
- blend until smooth