Cashews are creamy
If you haven’t tried using cashews as a substitute for cream, or for making plant-based cheeses, you’re missing out on a tasty alternative to dairy products.
Cashews are a soft nut. When you soak raw cashews in water, then blast them on high in the blender with some water, they dissolve and make a thick, smooth nut cream that can play many roles. Some nuts, like almonds, are much harder and take longer soaking and blending times to reduce them to a smooth consistency.
Uses for cashews
Soups and Appetizers
Cashews are great in soups and as part of sour-cream-like appetizer dips.
Hearty Potato Chowder, Creamy Mushroom Soup, Gracious Vegan Corn Chowder, Curried Butternut Squash Soup,Creamy Broccoli Soup, and Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip
Cashews also help make sauces creamy.
Gracious Vegan Creamy Tomato Sauce
Cashew cream can substitute for coconut milk, saving about 12 grams of saturated fat (the amount found in a Burger King Whopper) per serving.
Curries Made Healthier
Cheeses and sour cream
Cashews can be made into a wonderful whipped cream substitute and as part of other creamy desserts.
Vegan Whipped Cream, Rich and Creamy Vegan Tiramisu
Cashews and “cashew cream” are a fantastic way to please the palate while avoiding the cholesterol, hormones, and toxins in dairy foods.