Cashew Sour Cream

When you’re on a dairy free diet, sometimes it’s nice to be able to eat things that remind you of some of your old dairy favorites.  And sometimes you need that creaminess to fill a hole in certain recipes.  Here’s a dairy free version of sour cream.  Is it exactly like sour cream? No.  But it is nice and creamy and tangy and really not a bad alternative.

Cashew Sour Cream

yields about 1 cup

1 cup raw cashews (not roasted or salted)
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 tsp apple cider vinegar
juice of 1 small lemon

Cover cashews with water and soak overnight.  Pour off all the water and place nuts, salt, vinegar, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup cold water in a food processor.  Puree 3-4 minutes until smooth and creamy.  Refrigerate in and airtight container for up to a week.

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