Creamy Raw Cashew Aioli
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Creamy Raw Cashew Aioli

Creamy Raw Cashew Aioli – a vegan alternative to the classic and a great staple recipe to keep on hand for everything from roast potatoes, tacos and homemade burgers.
Yields just under 2 cups, with 32 serves (1 tablespoon per).
Course Condiment
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 2 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 27kcal
Author Naturopath Lauren Glucina

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in water for 2-5 hours
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, smooth
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 big pinches fine sea salt or more – taste first

OPTIONAL:

  • ½ teaspoon organic soy lecithin see notes

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the cashews then add all ingredients to the blender, whiz till smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

Organic soy lecithin is an emulsifier, bringing the water and fat elements together and preventing them from separating. It also helps to thicken the mixture. You may like to try this if you want a thicker aioli. Lecithin is a phospholipid, consequently, it contains only trace amounts of proteins. Phospholipids are needed by the cells of our body to keep the membrane nice and fluid to enable easy transfer of both nutrients and wastes. Try and choose organic lecithin if you decide to use it – non-organic lecithin is extracted from whole soy beans using harsh chemical solvents such as hexane.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg