Creamy Vegan Cashew Sauce

Creamy Vegan Cashew Sauce

4 Reviews
From:, December 2017

You'll never guess this creamy sauce is completely vegan, and actually made from pureed cashews. To keep it gluten-free, use tamari.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¾ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Combine cashews, water, parsley, lemon juice (or vinegar), oil, tamari (or soy sauce) and salt in a blender. Puree, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary, until smooth.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 76 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 158 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 90 mg sodium; 83 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat

Reviews 4

February 14, 2018
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By: Olly
Absolutely delicious and rich! I used the dressing in a kale, carrot, and jicama salad. I could've done without the jicama, since it was too watery and interfered with the creamy texture. However, this is a recipe I will definitely use again!
February 01, 2018
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By: Jackstng
This sauce is really quite good. Pleasant rich taste, it can be used for many dishes.
January 08, 2018
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First time I have made a dressing out of cashews. So easy! Only change I made was using coriander instead of parsley. Looking forward to using this on my lunches for the vegan pre made lunch article.
December 20, 2017
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By: Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
Literally the most delicious thing ever. I put it on absolutely everything -- salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, etc.
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