A vegan, cheese flavored cream sauce made from cashews and nutritional yeast. This simple, healthy, and delicious cashew cream sauce can be made in 5 minutes!
Soaking your cashews is the key to this recipe and all other cashew-based sauces. This will soften the nuts and will help create a smooth even finish. I placed raw, unsalted cashews from Trader Joe’s in a bowl, covered them with water, and let it sit for 3 hours. After draining and rinsing the cashews, they went into my food processor with garlic, salt, water, and of course nutritional yeast.
Blend baby, blend!
- 1 1/2 cups cashews, water to cover
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a medium bowl, add cashews, cover with water and soak for 3 hours until soft.
Drain and rinse.
To the bowl of your food processor, add cashews, water, nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt.
Process until very smooth.
If you desire a thinner consistency, add more water to thin.