Cashew Cream

This is ridiculously delicious. And made in no time! (well, you do need 3 minutes)

Whether you are a carnivore or not, everybody loves this cream. No excuse not to try this recipe!

It is actually a basic recipe in raw food cuisine. You find many variations online. Eat it just like this or pimp it to your flavor!

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Step 1: You Need This

  • Cashews, about 1 cup. They need to be raw - not roasted.
  • Water, 1 1/2 cup
  • The juice of 1/2 lime
  • Pinch of salt

And get your blender ready!

Step 2: Soak the Cashews

Pour all your cashews into a bowl. Add water (about 1 cup) until all cashews are soaked.

Let it soak for 8 hours - give or take. If you are impatient as I am, than 2 hours is also fine.

After soaking, drain the cashews and rinse them.

All ready to make the cream!

Step 3: Blend, Taste and Share!

BLEND!

Put the soaked cashews in your blender, together with a pinch of salt, the juice of 1/2 lime and 1/4 cup of water.

Start blending!

If you want a thick cream, add no more water. If you want your cream a bit smoother, add some water little by little, depending on the consistency you like. I ended up adding a bit more than 1/4 of a cup of water, about 3/8 of a cup.

TASTE!

This cream is delicious, just like that.

But you can also add a flavor:

  • Nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor
  • A sweetener, like stevia, agave, maple syrup, honey...
  • Mint or other herbs
  • Grated ginger
  • Grated garlic
  • ...

SHARE!

  • Serve this cream as dipping sauce for an aperitif with nachos or veggies
  • Perfect as a spread on your toast! Sprinkle with chives or tomato salsa or...
  • A creamy side dish for fajitas and taco's
  • The sweet version is great as the filling for your pie, decorated with fresh fruit
  • ... do you have more serving suggestions? I would love to hear them!

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