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Looking for a dip or sauce to elevate your meals? This vegan cashew cream is smooth, creamy, spicy, AND cheesy – basically everything you’re looking for in a dip, right? Enjoy this sauce drizzled over grain bowls, salads, roasted veggies, and maybe even as a pasta sauce if you’re feeling adventurous!

I used Yellowbird’s Ghost Pepper Condiment to add the spicy kick to this recipe. Yellowbird creates delicious hot sauces made from real fruits and veggies, without any artificial fillers or preservatives. You guys know I’m a big fan of real food ingredients, and I always get excited when companies embrace that whole foods lifestyle!

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Get the Recipe: Hot & Cheesy Vegan Cashew Cream Sauce

Spicy, cheesy, creamy - what more could you ask for in a sauce?! Drizzle on top of roasted veggies, grain bowls, maybe even pasta... the uses are endless! Recipe is completely vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Macro bowl with roasted vegetables and a spicy vegan cashew cream sauce
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  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • 1/2 cup hot or boiling water
  • 1 tsp Yellowbird Ghost Pepper Condiment Hot Sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak cashews overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours. To speed up process, soak in boiling water. 
  • Drain cashews, and add to high speed blender along with other ingredients (including 1/2 cup water). Blend until fully smooth, increasing water as necessary. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Store cashew cream in an airtight glass jar in the fridge. 


As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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