So thick and creamy, this is a simple substitute you can use for cream cheese, mayonnaise, or sour cream (in most cases).
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 8 cups boiling water
- Place cashews in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over nuts and let sit for 6 hours.
- Drain and place in a blender along with 1/3 cup cold water. Puree until completely smooth, add more water if needed or until you get the consistency you want.
- Refrigerate for up to one week (or freeze in small portions to use as needed).
For mayonnaise, add salt, mustard and some lemon juice to taste.
Makes about 2 cups