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cilantro cashew dressing in a glass jar

Cilantro Cashew Dressing

  • Author: Allie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus soaking the cashews overnight)
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This cilantro cashew dressing is creamy, tangy, and dairy-free.  It’s an easy oil-free way to add loads of flavor to all sorts of dishes. 


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (with stems)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Stop and scrape down the sides as needed and add any additional water to reach your desired consistency.
  3. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


The 3 tablespoons of lime juice can be 1-2 limes depending on their size and how juicy they are.

  • Category: dressing
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cilantro cashew dressing, cilantro cashew sauce, cilantro cashew cream