Everything Sauce and the Benefits of Cashews

What is the perfect topping for everthing?....

While Almonds and walnuts tend to get most of the attention, if you ask me, cashews deserve some glory, too.

With a rich, buttery flavor and an impressive list of health benefits, cashews are one of the unsung heroes of a healthy eating lifestyle. They’re packed with protein, healthful fats, and vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These include vitamins E, K, and B6, along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium, all of which are important for maintaining optimal bodily function.

And I probably don’t have to tell you that in addition to being a powerhouse of nutrients, they’re delicious too and the main component of my Everything Sauce.

What is Everything Sauce?

I call this everything sauce because I literally put it on everything. From salads and veggies to pastas, meats and more. Believe me, you'll always want to have this dressing on hand. I like to to freeze half the batch and pull it out just before the first half is gone.

Looking for more cashew recipes? Check them out HERE.

Everything Sauce

  • Serves:16
  • Prep Time:PT0H5M 0H   5M
  • Cook Time:PT0H2M 0H   2M
  • Total: 0H   7M

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup soaked cashews (sub macadamia nuts for keto; flavor is a bit different)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (half of one lemon)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • pink himalayan salt to taste
  • 1 cup water

Directions

Place ingredients in blender or food processor and puree. Add water slowly until ingredients are the right consistency for your liking.

Notes

useful as a creamy dressing or sauce!


Nutrition

Yield: 16 servings, Amount Per Serving: Calories:  51 , Total Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0g, Protein: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 63mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg, Vitamin A: 2IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Phosphorous: 41mg


Tags

keto, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, paleo, vegan, sauce, dressings, snack, dinner, lunch

Description

Creamy and delicious with a balance of citrus, herb and spice.


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