The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

14 dreamiest cashew recipes you may have not thought of!

I discovered cashew quite late in my life, and I have to admit I still cannot believe how much I had been missing out on!

And I know that vegan or not, one can easily fall into a love affair with cashews! The versatile nut (only that it is actually a seed) can totally be used to create pure magic in recipes! Using cashews to create creams, vegan mayonnaise, and even ice cream is simple, and all that is needed is a blender and a little patience.

Here are 14 absolutely incredible ways to use cashews!

1. Lasagna With Cashew Béchamel

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Lasagna is ubiquitous with family dinners and comfort food and this Lasagna With Cashew Béchamel is packed with all kinds of hearty goodness. It combines a creamy cashew béchamel sauce with sautéed vegetables, homemade low-fat tomato sauce, and almond Parmesan cheese on top. You won’t miss dairy when you take a bite of this.

2. Vegan Cashew Sun Dried Tomato Dip

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making this creamy dip your own. Whether you scoop it up as-is with crackers or thin it with pasta water to create a sauce for al dente noodles, you can’t go wrong.

3. Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce With Lemon Cashew Cream

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

This luscious homemade Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce can only be made better by having a savory lemon cashew cream to dip it in. Who wouldn’t want that for dinner? I guess people who don’t like pumpkin, cashews or happiness.

Also check out these Painfully Mouthwatering Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

4. Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Transform homemade, vegan mozzarella into these ever-popular melty-middled sticks that are the perfect snack and beyond.

5. Creamy Cashew Tofu Alfredo

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

You’ll go nuts for this Creamy Cashew Tofu Alfredo. When combined with cashews, garlic, non-dairy milk, and salt, tofu can be turned into a creamy Alfredo sauce that’s perfect for pasta. Unlike firmer tofu, silken tofu blends up very well without a grainy texture. That means this sauce is silky and delicious as the dairy version. Win!

You may also love these Toothsomely Tasty Vegan Tofu Recipes

6. Paprika Parsnip Fries

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Mild-mannered parsnips come alive here drizzled with a tangy preserved lemon cashew cream.

7. Raw Tiramisu

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

This Raw Vegan Tiramisu is ridiculously delicious. The flavor is boldly flavored, perfectly sweet, and the texture is sublimely creamy. With crumbly almond-cold-pressed coffee “lady-fingers” and a rich cashew cream layered in between, it’s a decadent vegan dessert that will impress everyone.

8.Cashew Blue Cheese

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Yes, this is real! This vegan version of blue cheese is made with cashews. This Cashew Blue Cheese is soft, spreadable, and tangy perfect for serving on crackers with grapes on the side. The “moldy cheese” look is achieved by mixing some of the cashew cheese with dry herbs and spirulina, for a true blue color. This appetizer is guaranteed to blow your guests away.

9. Herbed Cashew Cheese With Spicy Tomato Jam

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Creamy and flavorful, this round of cashew cheese isn’t the least bit fussy. And when accompanied by cumin- and ginger-spiced tomato jam and a crusty loaf of bread, it’s sure to disappear in a flash.

10. Balsamic Roasted Beet + Rosemary Cashew Cheese Phyllo Tart

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Tucked underneath rings of gem-tone beets, you’ll find a decadent layer of rosemary-enhanced cashew cheese. Coupled with flaky puff pastry (be sure to select one made without butter or other dairy to keep it vegan), this is one showstopper of a fall or winter tart.

11. Sweet Potato Mash With Roasted Garlic and Cashew Cream

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

This simple Sweet Potato Mash With Roasted Garlic and Cashew Cream is so comforting. It has the deep flavors of roasted sweet potato, onion, and a whole head of garlic. The cashew cream makes this dish feel like a guilty pleasure, with its unsurpassed creaminess. It’s perfectly warming served as a side or as a thick soup.

12. Fried Green Tomatoes With Cashew Cream

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Fried green tomatoes are a southern classic! They’re a combination of crispy cornmeal coating and piping hot, tart, and tender cooked green tomatoes, made all the more delicious accompanied by a cool, creamy dip. These Fried Green Tomatoes With Cashew Cream are a yummy vegan version. In this particular recipe, the tomatoes are “fried” in the oven and are served with a dairy-free cashew cream. These are a healthier, but just as delicious, version of the original!

13. Bacon, Banana, Chocolate, Cashew Butter + Marshmallow Sandwich

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

Get this, the “bacon” bits are made from flaked coconut tossed with soy sauce, liquid smoke and maple syrup! Sweet and smokey, they are a wonderful addition to this veganized Elvis favorite.

14. Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder

The 14 Creamiest, Chewiest Ways To Use Cashews In Vegan Recipes

A creamy, comforting vegan soup you’ll be yearning all winter long!

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