They're certainly not a low fat or low calorie food, but in the world of nuts they are a decent choice (behind pistachios and almonds). Like many nuts, cashews have a long list of health benefits. But really, I just care that they taste great. The health benefits are an added bonus.
2 cups roasted unsalted cashews
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 tbsp soy milk or liquid of choice
Place cashews in a food processor
Pulse until you have a coarse meal
Add salt and 2 tbsp of liquid to start, then add additional tablespoons of liquid as you see fit
When your cashew butter is the consistency you like, transfer to a fridge container
Then you have an excuse to eat celery!
The cashew butter should stay nice and fresh for about a week.
You can always flavor your cashew butter while it is in the food processor. Here are some tasty add in ideas:
- Vanilla bean
- Cocoa powder/chocolate chunks
- Coconut flakes
- Apple chunks and cinnamon
- Cumin and chili powder
- Lemongrass and thai chili (like the TJ's tom yum cashews omg)
Cashew butter and jelly sandwiches here I come!