How To Make Spicy Cashew Sauce

Uncategorized Sep 04, 2021

Servings: 1 cup | Prep Time: 4+ hours because of soaking time; blending dressing takes 60 seconds | Ingredients: 7

You will no longer miss sour cream once you make this new creamy companion. It’s hard not to just eat it out of the blender, but if you can resist, I recommend adding it to your tacos or taco salad. The hardest part of this recipe is just remembering to soak your cashews. So, just don’t forget that step. If you don’t remember, then soak them for 5 minutes in boiling water and that will help soften them for blending smooth. I know that “soaking cashews” sounds like Hades, but once you try this, you’ll see it’s worth it.




  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours, and then drained

  • 1/2 cup water + more to thin if necessary

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt



Blend all ingredients in a food processor or Vitamix. Keep in a mason jar in the fridge for about 3 days.


Jenny is a writer, cooking coach, and host of Cliffs Notes Kitchen, where she shows how simple, bite-sized shifts with minimal effort, can create lasting changes in your health. You can find more of her articles here.


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