In my search to find a vegan sour cream alternative, I have tried many a recipe but they all had something missing. Or they were soy based, and I want to have a soy and dairy free sour cream. But this recipe is the best ever, really!
I made one with soaked cashews, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar - didn't like it.
Another with soaked cashews, lemon juice and nutritional yeast - didn't like it.
Finally I used soaked cashews and almonds, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast -LOVED IT!!!!
It's smooth, creamy, flavorful and super versatile.
You can use it in stroganoff, on top of soups, chillies, salads, tacos and sweetened with a bit of agave or maple syrup it's a great fruit and dessert topping.
I used it when I served up these soft tacos, I didn't mention it wasn't the real thing, and no one was the wiser. Give it a try, take an empty, cleaned sour cream container and fill it with this stuff and see what happens.
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
- ¼ cup raw slivered almonds
- ¼ cup lemon juice, about 2 small lemons
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon himalayan sea salt
- Place cashews and almonds in a bowl and cover with purified water. Soak overnight, if you want this goodness sooner, soak for 2 to 3 hours.
- Drain and rinse well and place in blender.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides occasionally or add a bit of water as needed.
- Taste and season with more salt if needed.
- Transfer to glass container and store in fridge. Use within a week or two.
- Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
- Calories: 79
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 160
- Fat: 6
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Carbohydrates: 4.6
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 3.1
- Cholesterol: 0
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