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Chipotle Lime Cashew Sauce

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CHIPOTLE LIME CASHEW SAUCE {Vegan}

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I arrived in California a couple of weeks ago for what I’m calling, ‘a creative hiatus.”

The sun is shinning
the weather is sweet,
(and I’m hoping this weekend) I’ll get to move my dancing feet! 

Thanks, Bob Marley!  Suffice it to say, I’m very happy to be here!

I’ve been taking a workshop on Herb Craft & Medicine Making at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, which has been an amazing experience.  We’re learning the art of making teas, infused vinegar, cordials & elixirs, tinctures, infused oils and healing balms.  Last week we made zoom balls, a recipe which I will soon be sharing on the blog.  I’ve also been taking a Watercolor Painting Class with my mom.  It’s been great to immerse myself in the creative again!  And of course, in the kitchen!!

Since making the change to a plant-based diet, I’ve realized that for many people, it’s difficult to know where to start. It can seem daunting at first, but I find that if you are interested in making a change, it’s all about starting with small dishes and sides.  Some of my favorites are Pesto (Basil Pesto, Pistachio & Parsley Pesto), Romesco Sauce, and of course my “Almond-san,” a vegan Parmesan “cheese” topping. They are relatively easy to make and are a nice addition to dishes you are already eating.

One recipe I used to love was spicy mayo.  I used to eat it on fish tacos for example, but now that I no longer eat fish or mayonnaise, I wanted to share with you my vegan Chipotle Lime Cashew Sauce.  I love this sauce on veggie burgers, vegetable tacos, as a dipping sauce for roasted vegetables, drizzled on a salad … the list goes on!   All you need are cashews (soaked in water), adobe peppers, lime, water and sea salt, and you can easily change the consistency by just adding more water.  I love this recipe and hope you do too.

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup raw unsalted cashews
1/2 cup water (or more to reach desired consistency)
juice of 1/2 fresh lime
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1-2 adobe peppers

METHOD

Soak cashews in cold filtered water for 4 hours or overnight.
Remove and add to food processor with remaining ingredients.
I like to add the water in phases to reach a desired consistency.

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Chipotle Lime Cashew Sauce
 
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This Chipotle Lime Cashew Sauce is a great vegan take on spicy mayo. I love this sauce on veggie burgers, vegetable tacos, as a dipping sauce for roasted vegetables, drizzled on a salad
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: California Cuisine
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • ½ cup water (or more to reach desired consistency)
  • juice of ½ fresh lime
  • ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1-2 adobe peppers
Instructions
  1. Soak cashews in cold filtered water for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove and add to food processor with remaining ingredients.
  3. I like to add the water in phases to reach a desired consistency.

 

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