Cashews are a pretty versatile and mightily tasty nut. They’re nutritionally awesome because they’re low in cholesterol, sugar, and sodium — but provide quite the nutrient power-punch with high levels of magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese. They also can help with stress and anxiety. Cashews make amazing replacements for dairy in all kinds of recipes. You can chew them by themselves for a quick snack or you can whip up some of these vegan cashew recipes.
If you’re a cashew lover, behold these fifteen scrumptious cashew recipes! Read on for cashew heaven, dear Green Monster! You won’t believe how amazingly versatile this little nut is until you check out these recipes!
This recipe for Cashew Cream can be the base for multiple recipes, like for a lasagna topping, or for sweet petite cups of dessert love. The cream is raw and only involves cashews and water, so you don’t have to freak out about not having certain odd-ball ingredients to prepare it.
Cheese is sometimes the hardest thing for people to cut back on. But, if you have this Cashew Cheese in your back pocket, then you won’t have to worry about those pesky cravings. This cheese is delicious and NUTritious, so don’t eat that casein stuff!
Are you ever tired of that same old same old almond or peanut butter on your rice cake? Well, give this Cashew Butter a go, and spice it up! Don’t settle for the mundane.
Why on earth would you buy store bought and ridiculously expensive raw Caesar dressing if you can make it at home with this marvelous recipe for Cashew Caesar Dressing? You can put this stuff on romaine, spinach, kale, green beans, or broccoli — it’s all wondrous.
This Cashew Cheese Dip is almost identical to that processed cheese crap in the container that some grandmas put in their macaroni and cheese, but it is ultimately more superior health-wise. So, tell your grandma to use this cheese instead of the processed crap!
Nope, there isn’t any meat involved in these Raw Mince Pies. They are made out of coconut flour, cashews, and dried fruits, so they are sweet and yummy in your tummy.
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7. Vegetable and Cashew Little Bites of Goodness
What’s better than vegetables and nuts all enclosed in a little ball that’s perfect for plopping right into your mouth? These Little Bites of Goodness, as we’ll refer to them here, are ideal for your little ones and for you because they are timelessly nutritious and fun! Packed with a mix of veggies like broccoli, eggplant, and cauliflower, these cashew-based bites are great for a snack or as a salad topping.
This Pumpkin Cashew Cake is a creamy, sweet, slightly tangy piece of heaven with no dairy, gluten, eggs, or refined ingredients! The texture is not too dense, similar to that of a cheesecake, and it’s utterly fantastic.
With a tiny dab of cashew goodness in the middle, these Raw Orange Spice Cookies are sure to please your eye and your taste buds. They have a distinct citrus element to them, but are rightly sweet and rich like a good cookie should be.
10. Cashew-Blueberry Tarts
These Cashew-Blueberry Tarts are one dessert that will put you in a euphoric stupor because of how delectably rich it they are. Believe it or not, the creamy, cheesecake-like filling is made from cashews! Don’t underestimate the power of this tart!
Forget those stale raw chips at the store, and make these Raw Chips pronto! They are full of cashew goodness and taste a little bit like those popular orange triangle chips, but are way healthier for you.
12. Raw Crackers
For those spicy, as in habanero pepper, lovers, these crunchy Raw Crackers are made for you! With sesame seeds, cashews, flax seeds, tomatoes, and red bell peppers, these crackers are tasty and just a tad bit spicy!
Not only is this Chocolate Cheesecake raw and vegan and easy to make, but it is also amazingly delicious when topped with raspberries and coconut shavings. Give it a try today!
We’d like to think of this Savory Onions and Greens Tart as being a bit eccentric and rebellious because it’s savory. You don’t often find tarts willing to chart into savory territory, so it must be worth trying and guess what, it has cashews in it!
15. Raw Gingerbread Cake
Do you sometimes miss those completely non-vegan gingerbread cookies your mom made for you every winter for the holidays? If so, then this Raw Gingerbread Cake is for you because it has all those old flavors that you crave and it’s raw, vegan, and jam packed with cashews.
All these recipes utilize the beloved cashew! If you love this funky looking nut and don’t know what to do with it, you can simply stuff them in your food processor to make some of these incredible recipes!
Lead image source: Cashew Cream
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