This simple garlic cashew cream sauce recipe is so versatile and easy to make. This recipe is only 4 ingredients & takes 5 minutes. From creating vegan Alfredo pasta sauce or vegan cashew sour cream for tacos, this delicious Nutritarian recipe will surprise even non-vegans!
Recipes with Cashew Cream Sauce
I’ve used this basic garlic cashew cream sauce in so many recipes and I’ve found the balance that I prefer for the cashews to almond milk ratio. It’s a nice creaminess without being too runny. I also prefer to use plant milk as the liquid. I’ve seen other recipes that use water or vegetable broth and I didn’t like it as much. Make sure to use unsweetened plant-based milk.
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Vegan Cashew Cream Alfredo Sauce
This vegan cashew cream is the perfect creamy Alfredo sauce & can top whole grain pasta, bean pasta, or zucchini noodles for a fast & healthy whole food plant based meal. Throw in some extra steamed veggies for an even more nutrient dense nutritarian meal! You can even add a little black pepper for some more kick!
Or just steam some broccoli or asparagus and drizzle this sauce over for a filling meal!
Cashew Sour Cream for Taco Night
This garlic cashew cream sauce is a great vegan, whole food plant based sour cream. I’ve use this recipe to top this Enchilada Skillet or use it as a sour cream sauce for bean tacos.
You can even just dip raw veggies in this cashew sauce for a healthy snack or party appetizer!
Need a NACHO CHEESE sauce that’s vegan and HEALTHY??? This one is the bomb!
Should I soak my cashews for the cream sauce?
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I personally have a Vitamix high-speed blender and I do NOT soak my cashews. If you don’t have a high powered blender or food processor however, you may want to soak them for at least 15 minutes in the milk before blending to soften them.
You can store this sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup raw cashews, unsalted
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt optional
- Using a high powered blender or food processor, add all the ingredients. Blend starting on low and gradually increasing the speed until it is smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides as necessary.
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Wow! I cannot believe how incredibly awesome this is! It is so easy and beyond delicious! I made a different vegan Alfredo that was a lot more difficult and frankly didn’t taste half as good. Thanks!
Oh thanks!!! I’m so glad you liked it! I’ve done the same where I’ve tried more complicated recipes and didn’t think it had good flavor.
Will it freeze?
Yes I have frozen and then thawed it out before. It will get thicker!
I’m making it for the 2nd time because it was so delicious and easy the first time! I also put dollups of this on pizza! Really sets off the flavors! Even my vegan son & his vegan girlfriend love it! I’m a new vegan, so this is my new go to recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks so much! I’m so glad you like it!
Love this recipe! Tried other cashew based cream sauces before and they were too tangy or weird tasting with nutritional yeast. Love the simplicity and flavor. Thank you!
I appreciate the feedback, thank you!
I have Renal Failure three but not on Dyelis or dibete.
I am on Plant based food that has helped me alot.
Yes, this can definitely help-hope you continue to feel better!