Cashew Crema


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
*PLUS overnight soaking
Cashew Crema

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

This plant-based cashew crema is great for serving with tacos.


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Combine cashews with enough water to cover in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight, about 12 hrs. (This will soften the cashews to make them creamier when processed.)

  • Drain cashews from overnight soaking, then transfer to a blender or food processor. Add garlic, lime juice, salt and 5 tbsp water. Blend until smooth, 2 to 3 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 194, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 12g, Fat 15g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 292mg.