Cashew Cream (Recipe)

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Mediterranean Pesto Seitan Wrap

Cashews are hands down one of my top 5 favorite foods. Not just favorite nut but favorite FOOD’S!  I love eating them raw, roasted and salted. I add them to stuffings, chili’s and stir-frys. Forget tofu ricotta I make cashew ricotta. My favorite morning cereal is a store bought granola with cashews in it. The big container of mixed nuts we buy is all out of cashews long before we reached the halfway mark of the container to the annoyance of many. I’m surprised I don’t make my own or even buy already made cashew milk. I might have to try that!

Whenever I feel a meal needs a creamy condiment I whip up a fast Cashew Cream. Since I use a Vita Mix I don’t need to soak my cashews first so this is often a last minute type of thing for me. The table is usually set with the dinner on it and by the time I get the other 3 people in my family at the table and ready to eat I can hop back into the kitchen and have this ready in less then 1 minute.

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Seared Mushroom, Black Bean and Rice Burrito w. Cashew Cream

I use this Cashew Cream on wraps, sandwiches, soups, stews and chili’s. I even make a batch of it the night before we leave for our annual summer beach vacation to use while in our rented beach house. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Simple Cashew Cream
makes about 1 1/4 cups

1 cup raw cashews
1 clove garlic
1 lemon, juiced
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more water a teaspoon at a time if needed.

1 Comment on Cashew Cream (Recipe)

  1. Vegyogini
    January 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM (3 years ago)

    I had no idea you could skip the soaking step if using a VitaMix. This is a total game-changer for me, thank you!

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