Vegan Spicy Cashew Crema


This vegan cashew crema sauce has a wonderfully spicy and tangy taste that goes well with any Mexican dish!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 cup raw cashews

  • 1 cup filtered water, or as needed

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground red chile pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ¼ cup water (Optional)


  1. Place cashews in a bowl and pour filtered water over top until completely covered. Soak for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Drain and rinse cashews, then place into a food processor bowl. Add 1/2 cup water, lime juice, vinegar, garlic salt, ground chile pepper, and paprika. Blend for 1 minute. Add remaining 1/4 cup water if necessary for desired consistency; blend until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Taste and adjust for flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
16g Fat
12g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 451mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 211mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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