Creamy Cashew Dressing {Vegan & Paleo}

Creamy Cashew Dressing is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. This dressing brings the most simple dishes to life, it is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

I love sauce, dips, spreads I pretty much need it on everything I eat. Cashew based dressing is my favorite, I also love Chipotle Cashew Cream!! I love to put Creamy Cashew Dressing on my salads, buddha bowls, and roasted veggies. You can dump this dressing on just about any savory bowl and it will be delicious! I seriously love all sauces but this one I make the most.

So today was a clean out the fridge day and roast all the veggies about to wilt over and die. We are usually pretty good at eating our veggies especially me, but my first trimester and veggies were not blending well. I had to stick to soups and smoothies to eat my veggies, thankfully were out of the trimester! Now in the second, I want nothing more than buddha bowls and big fresh salads, but still loving my carbs too, ha!

How to make Creamy Cashew Dressing 

 

This is a very easy recipe to make. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend till smooth and creamy! I use a Vitamix which also heats the dressing little so I chill mine in the fridge before eating. Keep the dressing stored in the fridge for up to 1 week in a sealed jar. 

Love amazing dressings, you must also try Chipotle Cashew Cream and Vegan Basil Cream Sauce!

Yield: 6 servings

Creamy Cashew Dressing {Vegan & Paleo}

Creamy Cashew Dressing {Vegan & Paleo}

Creamy Cashew Dressing is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. This dressing brings the most simple dishes to life, it is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soaked cashews, drained and rinsed
  • 2  garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

    1. If you have not soaked cashews overnight, place cashews in boiling hot water and let soak for 15 minutes, then drain thoroughly.
    2. Place cashews, garlic, lemon juice, maple syrup, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, and salt in a high-speed blender.
      Blend on high, and slowly add in the water, scrape down sides as needed. Blend till smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
    3. You can serve immediately or refrigerate. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 1 week.

Notes

Prep time does not include soaking the cashews, I recommend you do this the night before or flash soak them in hot water for 15 minutes.

2 thoughts on “Creamy Cashew Dressing {Vegan & Paleo}”

  1. I’m so excited to make this dressing, yes excited!!! Also, baby Luca is beautiful!!! Congrats. My mom heart wants to share some back story about how I found your recipe. I used to be plant based, and then 4 years ago my daughter started having terrible nut allergies. I was so burnt out cooking to everyone’s (3 kids and husband) dietary issues, none of us have the same make up… I’ve been praying about it all of these years. I simplified to veggies that everyone can tolerate (no nightshades, nothing corn at all, no wheat) it’s been crazy. But, as we’ve worked to improve immune health and gut health (same thing right) I’m finding everyone is getting more and more on the same dietary page. It’s taken longer than I’d like, and my own health took a back burner because I need nuts, seeds, and every vegetable God created. All of that to say I’m able to add nuts back to our lives, and cashew bases dressings are making my day. So, thanks for this great recipe. You really never know how you’re impacting someone else’s journey. God bless you Kay.

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    • Caitlyn, thank you so much!! You made my day!!! Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been so busy with the kids, and my sweet newborn!! I’m so glad you love this!!!!! Have the best day mama!💙💙💙💙

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