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Vegan Sour Cream

A creamy vegan sour cream made with cashews is an easy dairy free dip you can use with all your favorite recipes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Soak Cashews4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: dips, sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan sour cream
Servings: 10
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Alison Corey

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock low sodium
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

High Speed Blender Method

  • Pre-soak your cashews for 4 hours. Or bring your cashews to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
    cashews soaked in water
  • Drain and rinse the cashews. Add to your high speed blender. Add the other ingredients including the vegetable stock or water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Start at low and slowly increase to high. Blend until all ingredients are smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape the sides of the blender down with a spatula.
    cashews and vegetable stock at the bottom of a blender

Food Processor Method

  • Use your coffee grinder to grind your cashews to a fine texture a quarter cup at a time.
  • Add cashew grinds, vegetable stock or water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt to a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape the sides with a spatula to incorporate all of the ingredients.

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Notes

  • If you like more tang add another tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • If you think it needs more flavor add a pinch more salt.
  • If using this in baking recipes it will be a bit dry. It's best to use fresh or topped on recipes than it is to heat in the oven.
  • When stored in the refrigerator it will thicken. If ready to use again, add a touch of vegetable stock or water, and whisk together to thin it out.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg