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Cashew Cream and Tomato Sauce


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Cashew Cream and Tomato Sauce


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 15 min




    Tomato sauce

    • 1/2 a jar of your favorite tomato sauce (roughly 1.5 cups) I always use Trader Joe’s garlic marinara
    • 2 cups of fresh tomatoes, Costco’s sweet yellow tomatoes are delicious, always fresh, and the perfect sweetness to this recipe
    • 5 cloves of fresh garlic
    • 2 teaspoons of Bakto ground Madagascar vanilla bean
    • 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes (optional for spicy)
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Cashew cream

    • ½ cup of cashews. Raw nuts only, not salted or roasted
    • 1 cup of water


    In a small pot, heat all ingredients for tomato sauce together over a low heat. Tomatoes heat up very quickly, so a high heat would burn your sauce AND splatter all around your kitchen! Stir to combine every minute or two.

    While the sauce is heating up, place cashews and water in your blender/ food processor/ Vitamix.

    Blend on high for 1 minute.

    After 5 minutes, taste your sauce, make sure the correct amount of salt and pepper is added. Turn off heat.

    Pour carefully into your blender/ food processor/ Vitamix with the cashew cream. Blend on high for 2 minutes until sauce is smooth and creamy.

    Serve over fresh pasta, if desired, add some cheese on top like pictured above.



    About Rebecca Pliner


    With a background in fashion design, cooking and pastry, I bring different aspects of creativity to my recipes from concept to plating.

    After welcoming my beautiful daughter Ora this past summer, I chose to leave my job as a pastry chef to raise her full time. To keep busy during her nap times, I began selling desserts from my teeny home “bakery” in Queens, NY. Now it has involved into a full time company. (Check us out on Instagram @iwantthatdessert)

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    4 Responses to Cashew Cream and Tomato Sauce

    1. Thank you for sharing. I’m new at kosher and really wanting to go Vegan or at least vegetarian. And maybe I can w/ your great recipes. they sound yummy. Many blessings to you!! JoAnn

    2. This sounds amazing. I am loving using cashew cream in desserts and I am eager to try this!

    3. avatar says: jeff


      • avatar says: rebecca

        Sorry Jeff…gotta try it. I was skeptical first. All the vanilla did (as I wrote) was bring out the tomato flavor. Have you ever put salt with caramel?
        Sometimes reversing sweet and savory works really amazing.
        Disgusting is a very harsh word though, try to cook something first and actually READ what I wrote before publicly being rude.

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