I made this easy cashew lime crema to go on top of walnut lentil tacos and taco bowls. It’s quick to make and only takes three simple ingredients (including water). It’s so delicious, and I love the lime flavor. When I mixed it in my taco bowls it reminds me of sour cream, because of the tang from the lime juice. By itself, it’s quite delicious too! Use it like sour cream and cool down any spicy dish.
If you have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec then you shouldn’t need to soak your cashews. Depending on your blender the cashews may need to be soaked overnight or you can add cashews to a bowl, cover with boiling water, and soak for an hour. The longer you soak your cashews the less your blender has to work, overnight should be the most you’d need. The smooth consistency will depend on the blender and how long the cashews soaked.
Uses for Cashew Lime Crema
- Walnut Lentil Tacos
- Taco Bowl
- Burrito Bowl
- Instant Pot Red Lentil Chili
- Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili
- Red Lentil Dal
More Oil-Free Cashew Dressings
I hope you enjoy the recipe for cashew lime crema!
Dairy-free cashew lime crema, perfect for tacos or cooling off any spicy dish.
- ½ cup raw cashews (soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed)
- ⅓ cup of water
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- pinch of salt (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
There is no need to soak the cashews if you have a high-speed blender.
Otherwise soak the raw cashews overnight or add cashews to a bowl, cover with boiling water, and soak for an hour.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: sauce
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: how to make dairy free Crema