We reduced our cheese consumption dramatically by adding this sauce to all our favorite Mexican dishes in place of cheese. It's creamy, tangy and bright with a hint of heat - made with cashews, lime, jalapeno & cilantro.

Yields about 1 cup


¾ cup raw cashews, soaked

1 large (or 2 small) clove garlic

½ med-large jalapeno, seeds and stem removed

3 Tbsp fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp lime juice

½ cup water

¼ tsp sea salt (or to taste)


1. Soak cashews in warm water for 15 minutes. Discard soaking water.

2. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and combine until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust. Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.


Lime Jalapeno Crema variations:

  • Use it as a swap for mayo - just omit the jalapeno.

  • If you don't like cilantro, use parsley instead.

  • Use lemon instead of lime.

#limejalapenocrema #flavortopper #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree