lemon basil cashew cream sauce (dairy free, paleo).
The creamiest, most flavorful dairy free pasta sauce.
I feel like I say that every time I make a new pasta sauce recipe... but really- this one is SO delicious. This goes great with zucchini noodles or your favorite pasta, as well as meatballs or your favorite plant-based protein.
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup water
juice of 1 large lemon
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
handful of fresh basil (dried will not work!)
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper, to taste
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender on high until smooth. (you'll need a powerful blender for this to work). Optional: add more water if a thinner sauce is desired
Taste sauce and adjust seasonings. Serve, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.