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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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Enchilada Sauce

Make Mexican night any night with this quick and easy version.

Submitted By: Vitamix

Dietary Interests: Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, No Added Sugar

Makes: 1.2 l (5 cups)

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 960 ml (4 cups) chicken stock
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 40 g (⅓ cup) chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 60 g (½ cup) plain flour

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed.
  4. Blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.

Notes

This recipe can be reduced by half and made in smaller containers.

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Cherry Chipotle BBQ

This simple barbecue sauce pairs beautifully with ribs, pulled pork, roasted chicken, and salmon.

Makes: 650 ml (22 ounces)

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Ingredients:

  • 5 other tomatoes
  • ½ onion, peeled, diced
  • 140 g (1 cup) dried cherries
  • 55 g (¼ cup) light brown sugar
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 chipotle peppers, from a can
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Heat char grill to high heat. Place tomatoes and onions on the grill and rotate while cooking. Cook until tomato skins are charred and starting to collapse, and onions begin to soften. Cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix 40 oz. container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Power Blend.
  4. Push to Start and allow machine to complete programmed cycle.
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