Cashew Cream, Four Ways

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Recipes | 2 comments

Cashew Cream, Four Ways

I  made cashew cream for the first time a few weeks ago, and honestly, I don’t know why I waited so long to try making it myself. I couldn’t believe how good it was! 

I used it to top soft tacos with dehydrated portobello mushrooms, garlicky kale, and avocado (inspired by a recent meal at Gracias Madre in San Francisco). When I make them next (and take a picture), I promise I will share the recipe; they were soooo good! But in the meantime, here are some soyrizo tacos with basic cashew cream:

Tacos with Basic Cashew Cream

Tacos with Basic Cashew Cream

Here’s the basic cashew cream recipe:

Basic Cashew Cream
Serves 16
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
2 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
2 min
50 calories
3 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
1 g
19 g
12 g
0 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
19g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 12mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
0%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cashews, soaked at least 1 hour
  2. 1/2 cup of water
  3. 3 tbsp lemon juice (or more to taste)
  4. Salt, to taste.
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
Notes
  1. It makes approximately 1 cup, serving size is about 1 tbsp.
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calories
50
fat
4g
protein
1g
carbs
3g
more
Vegan Sweet and Simple http://vegansweetandsimple.com/
A couple of days later, I was craving a wrap my partner and I used to get at a little café in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn called Bush Baby. The wrap was called “The Milton” and is named after the café’s owner.  From what I remember, the Milton had two vegan “fish” cakes wrapped around vegan tuna salad and tartar sauce.  I had recently picked up some gluten-free, vegan tuna made with soy by May Wah Vegetarian Market and thought I’d make a simpler wrap with spinach, the vegan tuna, and tartar sauce.  The wrap was good, but it was the tartar sauce that really made it! I used the cashew sour cream as the base for the sauce, then added some dill, pickles, onion and relish. It turned out to be delicious! So much so, that I had to stop myself eating it by the spoonful! 

Cashew Tartar Sauce

Cashew Tartar Sauce

Cashew Tartar Sauce
Serves 6
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
48 calories
3 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
1 g
31 g
191 g
1 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
31g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 191mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup basic cashew cream
  2. 2 tsps sweet relish
  3. 1 tbsp red onion, finely diced
  4. 2 tsps pickle, finely chopped
  5. 2 tsps fresh dill, or ½ tsp dried
  6. Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a small container and stir to combine.
  2. Store in the refrigerator.
Notes
  1. Serving size is 1 tbsp.
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calories
48
fat
4g
protein
1g
carbs
3g
more
Vegan Sweet and Simple http://vegansweetandsimple.com/
The tartar sauce would make a delicious chickpea “tuna” salad. Hmm… now I’m going to have to try it!

Then, a few days ago I needed a sweet cream for this decadent and delicious crepe cake:

Pure indulgence

Purely Indulgent Sweet Cashew Cream

The recipe called for coconut whipped cream, but I didn’t refrigerate a can of coconut milk in advance and I didn’t really want to wait. So I converted the basic cashew cream recipe into a sweet cream to layer in between and on top of the crepes! It was so very yummy. It is a slightly tangy but sinfully sweet cream perfect for crepes or anything else!

Sweet Cashew Cream
Serves 8
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
75 calories
9 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
1 g
16 g
2 g
6 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
16g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75
Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup basic cashew cream
  2. 2 tbsps maple syrup
  3. 1 tsp vanilla essence
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Notes
  1. Serving size is 1 tbsp.
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calories
75
fat
4g
protein
1g
carbs
9g
more
Vegan Sweet and Simple http://vegansweetandsimple.com/
Finally, yesterday when I was making Grandma’s potato salad, I realized I needed a cream that was a bit sourer than the basic cashew cream to get this recipe just right.  So again, I experimented a little and converted the basic recipe it into a sour cream. 

Dressed Potato Salad

Potato Salad with Cashew Sour Cream

It tasted just like store-bought vegan sour creams and is definitely something I will be using again and again.

Cashew Sour Cream
Serves 16
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
53 calories
4 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
1 g
27 g
11 g
1 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
27g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cashews, soaked for at least one hour
  2. 1/2 cup filtered water
  3. 2 tbsps lemon juice
  4. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 tsp white vinegar
  6. Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth.
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calories
53
fat
4g
protein
1g
carbs
4g
more
Vegan Sweet and Simple http://vegansweetandsimple.com/
So there you have it, cashew cream in four delightful variations! Amazing what a few nuts, a bit of water, and some seasonings can do! 

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2 Comments

  1. Shannon I am really enjoying trying out your recipes t am going to try your cashew sour cream next

    • Good mum! I’m glad you like them. Let me know how it goes!

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