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vegan sour cream in a jar with cashews and lemon
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Vegan Sour Cream

A thick and creamy vegan sour cream made with just six ingredients (that includes water and salt!) and a few minutes of your time. It’s a simple and delicious plant-based, gluten-free, dairy free sour cream substitute!
Course Dip, Sauce
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup (200 g) cashews soaked
  • 2/3 cup (160 g) dairy-free yogurt unsweetened (see recipe notes)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup (60-120 ml) water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar (*see notes)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 2/3 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Soak cashews for at least 3 hours or overnight in cold water. To speed up the process, you can also boil them for 10-15 minutes or until softened, then drain and rinse.
  • In a blender, combine all ingredients. If using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, use less water, about 1/4 cup. Blend until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy. You will need to stop the blender occasionally to scrape down the sides as necessary. Depending on your blender this might take a couple of minutes.
  • Taste the cream and adjust seasonings. If you prefer more tang, simply add more vinegar or lemon juice. Serve the vegan sour cream immediately or chill in the fridge if you want to use it later.
  • Store leftovers in a glass jar with a lid in the fridge for up to 6 days. The mixture will thicken a bit in the fridge. If you prefer a thinner cream, simply whisk in a little water. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use any plant-based yogurt of choice. I prefer coconut yogurt, but you can also use soy yogurt or almond yogurt.
  • You can use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.
  • Add a little mustard for more flavor if you like.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Sour Cream
Serving Size
 
65 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
133
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.