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Cashew Sour Cream

A plant-based version that can be used as a topping on Sweet Potato Nachos or as an ingredient in dishes like Shiitake Stroganoff.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
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  • 1/2 cup cashews, raw, soaked overnight
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, freshly sqeezed


  1. Add ingredients to high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Chill before serving.

Notes: If you forgot to soak the cashews overnight (or between 4-8 hours), you can soak them for one hour in hot water right before preparing.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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