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Vegan Lemon Sauce (5 Ingredients)

This Vegan Lemon Sauce is the perfect addition to so many plant-based meals, including veggies, pasta, salads, burritos or tacos and used in place of sour cream!

VEGAN LEMON SAUCE

I have a thing for vegan lemon sauces like this one and this reader favorite. One of my most popular recipes I’ve ever posted is this Vegan Lemon Sauce. I created it years ago when I originally posted it on the blog. It is even in my cookbook because it’s such a reader favorite. However, it has been linked within many posts, but never had its own designated post. I want you all to be able to find it easily going forward.

This lemon sauce, while I never created it to be like a vegan sour cream, I use it in so many recipes where I would normally use sour cream. Like in tacos, burritos, drizzled over Mexican bowls, Chili and Curry. Honestly, the tangy and creamy magic goes good on just about everything you add it to!

It’s also incredibly simple, easy and quick to make. You only need 5 ingredients, plus water and 5 minutes to make it.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

  • Raw cashews
  • Onion powder: May seem like an odd ingredient, but trust me, it sets it apart from other lemon sauces. It gives amazing flavor.
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt, pepper, water

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN LEMON SAUCE

Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, and blend until completely smooth. If you don’t own a powerful blender, you should soak the cashews for several hours or boil them first. Drain them and then proceed.

Scrape the sides as needed and blend again until completely smooth.

WAYS TO SERVE THIS LEMON SAUCE

spoon dipping in wood bowl of vegan lemon sauce

MORE VEGAN SAUCE RECIPES

overheat shot of wood bowl of lemon sauce with fresh lemons and yellow towel

Vegan Lemon Sauce (5 Ingredients)

Brandi Doming

This Vegan Lemon Sauce is the perfect addition to so many plant-based meals, including veggies, pasta, salads, burritos or tacos and used in place of sour cream!

Prep Time 5 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course Sides

Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (180g) water
  • 1 cup (150g) raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons (60g) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • I use this scale.

Instructions 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, and blend until completely smooth. If you don’t own a powerful blender, you should soak the cashews for several hours or boil them first. Drain them and then proceed.

  • After blending, scrape down the sides and blend again. You want it 100% smooth like a heavy cream. It should be super creamy and beautifully tart.

  • You can use immediately or chill in the fridge a few hours first. It will thicken up a lot more in the fridge similar to a sour cream texture.

  • See post above for many uses for this amazing vegan lemon cream sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 3.3gProtein: 1.5gFat: 4.4gSodium: 76mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.6g

Keyword cashews, creamy, easy, oil free, vegan lemon sauce, vegan sour cream

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