Creamy Cashew Pasta
This cashew pasta sauce is super easy to make, with few ingredients; packing a massive punch with its flavour and versatility. A must try!
Preparation Time: 15mins-1 hour
Ingredients (serves 2 generously):
- 240g cashew nuts
- zest and juice of one lemon
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 generous tablespoons of nutritional yeast (found in Holland and Barrett and most health food shops.)
- tablespoon olive oil
- handful of fresh dill
- 200ml plant milk of your choice
- salt and pepper to taste
Soak the raw cashews for at least one hour or boil them for 15 minutes.
Once softened, transfer the boiled/soaked cashews to a blender and add all the other ingredients. Leave the milk until last and add slowly to ensure you get the desired consistency. If extra liquid is needed, add a little water or stock.
Serve with fresh spaghetti, a little rocket salad, and a drizzle more of olive oil.
This recipe can be used to make a delicious dip, or even a vegan cheese. By adding less liquid, you will get a thicker mixture that will set in the fridge.
For a cheese, try making the mixture into a log shape, rolling in paprika, covering in cling film and leaving in the fridge for a few hours.
The recipe can be made with other herbs and spices, and less or more garlic and lemon. Have fun experimenting!