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Mexican Cashew Crema

Vegan Mexican Crema

$1.84 recipe | $0.09 serving
This vegan Mexican crema is perfect to finish off spicy Mexican dishes. It's rich, creamy, and tangy. Warning: you may end up drizzling more than you "need." But hey, that's never a bad thing.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dip, Dressing, Spread
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mexican, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings 20 servings
Calories 37 kcal

Equipment

  • High-speed blender
  • Spatula
  • Mason jar
  • Small bowl
  • Strainer

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked ($1.72)
  • ¾ cup water ($0.01)
  • 1 ½ tbsp lime juice ($0.09)
  • ½ tsp salt ($0.01)
  • tsp onion powder ($0.01)

Instructions
 

  • To begin, soak the cashews in room temperature water for about 12 hours, or overnight (they should be very soft and split easily). After they've soaked, drain the cashews and place in a blender with the water, lime juice, salt, and onion powder.
  • Blend on high until completely smooth, which takes anywhere from 3-10 minutes depending on your blender. Make sure to stop and scrape down the sides of your blender a few times. If it's too thick for your liking, add more water in 1-2 tbsp at a time (it will thicken up in the fridge).
  • Serve this crema over sopes, tacos, soups, burritos, rice dishes, etc. Transfer to an airtight container or jar for storage.

Notes

  • If you don't have onion powder, don't worry! It's not 100% necessary, but it does give the recipe a rich, well-rounded flavor.
  • Optional ingredients are not reflected in the price or calories of our recipes.
  • We calculate nutritional information for our recipes with Cronometer.
  • Recipe cost calculations are based on ingredients local to us and may vary from recipe-to-recipe.
  • All prices are in USD.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mexican Crema
Serving Size
 
1 tbsp
Amount per Serving
Calories
37
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2.9
g
4
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.5
g
3
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1.5
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
59.8
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
46.8
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
2.2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
0.4
g
0
%
Protein
 
1.2
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
1.6
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
2.9
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0.4
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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