Cilantro Cashew Cream Sauce

Having ready made herb sauces and dips can help turn up your basic recipes and bring on the flavor. This creamy cashew sauce doesn't contain any dairy. I recommend using a high-speed blender for a smoother sauce. Drizzle over enchiladas, tacos, warm zucchini noodles or better yet use as a salad dressing for some extra zing! It’s also perfect for dipping raw veggies!

Be creative with you cashew cheese! You can add so many wonderful herbs to make it special:  parsley, basil, chives, cilantro, summer savory, mint, dill, rosemary, thyme



  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove
  • pepper (to taste)


  1. Soak raw cashews in water for at least 1 hour, preferably 3 hours. Drain and rinse.  
  2. Add all ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30 to 60 seconds or until a smooth and creamy.

Makes about 2 cups.