Cashew Sour Cream Sauce

Use this vegan alternative to sour cream to top off your favourite meals, from tacos, to soups, and more!

Makes: 360 ml ( 1½ cup)

Total Time: 5 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy


  • 125 g (1 cup) cashews, soaked 3 hours, rinsed, drained
  • 120 ml (½ cup) water
  • 45 ml (3 Tablespoons) lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ garlic clove, peeled
  • ¼ shallot
  • ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Drain soaked cashews and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1, start the machine, and slowly increase to its highest speed.
  4. Blend for 20 seconds, or until creamy and smooth.
  5. Add additional water to the sauce to give it to a thinner texture. The sauce needs to be lighter than the soup to stay on top, otherwise it will sink to the bottom.

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