Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce

Dairy-free and still creamy and delicious! The sauce tastes good on everything – pasta, veggies and more!


Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce: Dairy-free and still creamy and delicious! The sauce tastes good on everything - pasta, veggies and more! #healthysauce #healthyrecipe | www.jillzguerin.com

When you decide to go dairy-free, it can be hard to find sauces that are creamy and actually taste good. That’s where this Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce comes in!

Cashews are the secret to making a sauce all thick and creamy. All you need to do is soak them in hot water for at least an hour…and then making the sauce only takes a few minutes! All you have to do is throw your ingredients into a blender and blend – it really couldn’t be easier.

This recipe should make enough for a few servings and keeps well in your fridge for a few days!

And the best part is…since it doesn’t actually involve real cream, you won’t get a tummy ache and get all bloated after eating it!

Ingredients for Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce:

  • Soaked cashews
  • Garlic cloves
  • Lemon
  • Almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Water
  • Sea salt

Regarding nutritional yeast, this is a great, healthy option because it is one of the few nutritional yeast products that are non-fortified.

What does that mean? Basically, there are no added synthetic vitamins, as many of the nutritional yeasts sold at grocery stores include synthetic B12 and folate. Many believe that synthetic vitamins can be harmful to our health so I personally try to stick to natural sources of vitamins. But feel free to choose whatever option works best for you!

How to Make Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce:

First, soak the cashews in a bowl with very hot water for at least an hour.

After the cashews have soaked, mix all the ingredients into a blender and blend until well combined. Then heat the sauce up on the stove and enjoy!

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Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce: Dairy-free and still creamy and delicious! The sauce tastes good on everything - pasta, veggies and more! #healthysauce #healthyrecipe | www.jillzguerin.com
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Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce

Dairy-Free Creamy Cashew Sauce: Dairy-free and still creamy and delicious! The sauce tastes good on everything - pasta, veggies and more! #healthysauce #healthyrecipe | www.jillzguerin.com

Dairy-free and still creamy and delicious! The sauce tastes good on everything – pasta, veggies and more!

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups soaked cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Soak cashews in hot water for at least an hour.
  2. After cashews have soaked, blend all ingredients into a blender and blend until well combined.
  3. Heat up and enjoy!

Notes

This makes a very thick and creamy sauce which is the way I prefer it. If you’d like the sauce to be a little thinner, just continue to add more water until the sauce has reached your desired consistency.

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