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You know that saying the secret’s in the sauce?

Well, it’s true.

The secret to thriving on a nutritarian diet is finding amazing-tasting, on-plan sauce recipes that will help you do the most important thing you can do for your health: eat more greens and veggies!

You’re going to love this savory, fresh and creamy sauce that can double as a salad dressing too.  So, let’s do this…

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And once you get the hang of this recipe you can come up with loads of your own flavor combinations by mixing up the citrus and the fresh herbs that you use.

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It’s perfect for dipping raw or steamed veggies, topping salads or drizzling over tacos!

I also love it hot on edamame noodles or cold over zoodles.

I promise you, there’s no wrong way to use this Cilantro Cashew Cream Sauce!

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No-Oil Cilantro Cashew Cream Sauce

This creamy, savory and bright Cilantro Cashew Cream sauce is perfect when you're following Dr. Fuhrman's oil-free, low-sodium, nutritarian plan! 

Servings 10 3 tbsp. servings
Author Kristen Hong

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or sub 1 garlic clove)
  • pepper (optional to taste)

Instructions

  1. Soak raw cashews in water for at least 1 hour, preferably 3 hours.  Draina nd rinse. 

  2. Add all ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30 to 60 seconds or until a smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes

Lasts for up to 10 days in the fridge (glass Mason jar recommended). 

Makes about 2 cups. 


I hope that you find a million ways to love on this Cilantro Cashew Cream sauce recipe!

If you give the recipe a try I’d love to know what you think, please leave a rating and comment below and if you share your creation on Instagram or Facebook, make sure to tag me @HelloNutritarian so I can check it out!

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xo, Kristen
Kristen Hong of Hello Nutritarian

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  • Kim says:

    I really wanna try your cilantro cashew cream sauce, but I am curious about how many servings the recipe makes? I am on day 9 of my six week program and portion control is something I struggle with, which is why serving size guidelines help me quite a bit. I would appreciate your response!
    Thanks,
    Kim

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Kim! It makes about 2 cups and I consider a serving size to be 3 tablespoons for a large salad. So, I just did a quick Google search and there are 16 tbsp. in a cup, so this recipe would yield about 10.5 3 tbsp. servings!

      I hope this helps!

      Next time I make a batch I will measure it all out and update the recipe!

      Congratulations on your health journey with the 6 week program–you’ve got this!!

      XO, Kristen

  • Mariel says:

    Hey Kristen!
    Can I freeze this dressing (and the beet hummus one?) I just did a BIG shop, cleaned and organized my fridge, and am getting ready to prep. I was thinking it’d be so much easier to make these in larger portions and freeze containers of it then thaw later after I finish the first container and they only last 10 days…. would they taste just as good and be just as good for you? My mom cured her RA pain and lost like 80 lbs so easily being nutritarian and I’m excited to do it too for health reasons, but the guides and beautiful visuals you’ve given me have me more excited than ever:) thank you!

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Mariel! So happy you’re finding the site helpful!!

      So, I have never frozen either of these dressings–I don’t see how it would make any difference nutritionally, my only “x” factor would be texture. But it’s worth a shot and please let me know how it goes so I can update the recipes–I’m sure others would love to know if it freezes well!

      Thanks so much! I’m so happy for your nutritarian health journey to begin!!

      XO, Kristen

  • Jen says:

    Hi Kristen!

    I FINALLY made this dressing and LOVE it. Just curious – what do you estimate for calories per tablespoon? It is so delicious, but I’ve always operated under the assumption that cashews have a high fat content. Since I’m not fully nutrarian or vegan, I’m concerned this may be too high in calorie for me? I do my best to eat clean (limiting sugar and processed food), but still eat eggs, chicken and fish. Do you think this is still a good substitute for olive oil/vinegar? I usually try to only use lemon juice, but some days that is just so unsatisfying.

    Thank you!!
    Jen

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Jen!!

      Yay! I’m so glad you made it!! Yes, cashews have high fat content, so for this dressing I try to limit it at 2 to 3 tbsp max. Wow, only lemon juice is hard core and really healthy! I agree it’s nice to shake things up!

      Dr. Fuhrman advises using whole fats like nuts, seeds and avocados instead of oils. If you don’t have anything else with oil on your salad then 2 to 3 tbsp. of the dressing will give you those healthy fats you need to help absorb all the goodies in your raw veggies!

      I need to update this recipe with the recipe card plugin so it will list all the nutritional content.

      But since there is one cup of raw cashews (720 cals., 52 grams fat, & 10 grams sat. fat) and the recipe yields 2 cups, which is 32 tbsp.. Then there is 22.5 calories, 1.6 grams of fat and .31 grams saturated fat per tablespoon. So, at 3 tbsp. you’d have 67.5 calories, 4.8 grams of fat and just under 1 gram saturated (.93)!

      Hope this helps and I’m so glad you tried it out!!

      xo, Kristen

  • Ruth lewis says:

    Do you have to use the yeast in your recipes? I have always read yeast is bad. Can you explain. Thanks.

    • Kristen | Hello Nutritarian says:

      Hi Ruth!

      Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast but if you don’t like it, not a problem! You can usually sub liquid aminos for nooch in my recipes!

      Nutritional yeast is grown from fungi, like benefit-packed mushrooms and cordyceps, but much smaller. It’s different than baker’s yeast you find in breads because it’s deactivated.

      I personally love nutritional yeast because of the nutty, toasty, creamy taste and flavor it adds to dishes (especially cheese sauces and creamy soups). Dr. Fuhrman uses it in lots of his recipes but recommends un-fortified yeast because of folic acid concerns (you can read more about that here).

      Hope this helps!

      xo, Kristen

  • Holly says:

    Is this dressing ok to eat on the 6 week program? I am just learning about this so I am still learning on what is unlimited and what needs to be measured out. So having cashews I am assuming we can have no more than 1 oz of this dressing, so is that about 2-3 tbsp? Love your blog and learning so much from your website!

  • Jessica says:

    I can’t wait to try this!!

    • Kristen | Hello Nutritarian says:

      That’s so awesome to hear Jessica–I hope you love it as much as I do!

      xo, Kristen

  • Jana says:

    Love this dressing! I doubled the lime (I like lime!). Soooo good on salad with black beans..