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Cilantro Cashew Cream

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Prep

5 minutes

Yield

1 large jar- 15 servings

My cilantro cashew cream recipe is one of my go-to spreads to make. Nutty, fresh, and creamy? Not to mention how you can whip up in only five minutes. This dip is so easy and perfect for fresh veggies or to put out as a snack or appetizer.

Cashews are one of my favorite nuts – packed with healthy fats and when blended they create a deliciously smooth texture. Mix them with fresh ingredients like lemons, cilantro and garlic and voila – this cashew cream is the perfect dip to have in the fridge.

cilantro cashew cream in blender

Why You Will Love This Cashew Cream

  • Easy – Five minutes is all it takes to make this delicious cashew cream. It doesn’t get easier than that!
  • Versatile – You can literally add this cilantro cashew cream to anything! Enjoy this on top of your nachos or tacos or use it as a dip for fresh veggies.
  • Flavorful – This cashew cream is packed with delicious ingredients like garlic, cilantro, lemon, and cashews that all blend together perfectly.

ingredients in blender

Ingredient Notes

Cilantro: Rich in immune-boosting antioxidants and important vitamins – cilantro has a distinct flavor profile which is why it is a go-to herb for many dishes.

Cashews: Satisfying as a snack, added as a topping in dishes like salads, or in used sauces, cashews are known around the world for their rich flavor.

ingredients on counter

How to Make This Cashew Cream

  1. Soak your cashews in advance in cold water for 2 – 4 hours.
  2. Into a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth and completely creamy.
  4. Add more water if needed to make sure your blender actually blends.
  5. Serve with pasta, orzo, tortilla chips, or prepared fresh veggies! TASTY!

cashew cream with spoon

Expert Tips & FAQ

If you’re sensitive to cashews, use an alternate nut or seed, like sunflower seeds or almonds!

Add any of your favourite spices, herbs, or even use flavoured olive oil.

This is so DELICIOUS- you can literally add it to anything! Even enjoy this on top of your nachos OR tacos.

Store the cilantro cream in the fridge for 5 – 6 days in a large airtight jar.

cashew cream in jar

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Cilantro Cashew Cream

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large jar- 15 servings 1x
  • Category: Plant-based
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

My cashew cream recipe is one of my go-to spreads. Easy to whip up in only five minutes, this is a great snack or appetizer dip.


Ingredients

Scale

1 ½ cups cashews (soaked)

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 cup fresh cilantro

1 tbsp. salt

1 tbsp. garlic powder OR 2-3 large cloves

2 tbsp. nutritional yeast

1 tsp. cracked pepper

Juice of 1 ½ limes (small)

½ cup cold water


Instructions

Soak your cashews in advance in cold water for 2 – 4 hours.

Into a high-speed blender, add all of the ingredients.

Blend until smooth and completely creamy.

Add more water if needed to make sure your blender actually blends.

Serve with pasta, orzo, tortilla chips, or prepared fresh veggies! TASTY!

Notes

If you’re sensitive to cashews, use an alternate nut or seed, like sunflower seeds or almonds!

Add any of your favourite spices, herbs, or even use a flavoured olive oil.

This is so DELICIOUS- you can literally add it to anything! Even enjoy this on top of your nachos OR tacos. 

Store the cilantro cream in the fridge for 5 – 6 days in a large airtight jar.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 15
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 468.5g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.2g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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