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Rosemary-Miso Cashew Cream

Cook Time10 mins
Soaking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Nisha Vora


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 large rosemary sprigs
  • 1 cup (135g) raw cashews, soaked in cool water overnight (or boil with water in a saucepan for 15 minutes)
  • ½ - ¾ cup cup (120 - 180 mL) water (see the cashew : liquid ratios in the blog post)
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white or yellow miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard or Dijon mustard


  • Make the rosemary-infused olive oil: Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the rosemary sprigs. Allow the rosemary to cook for a bit, tossing the sprigs around occasionally, until the oil is bubbling and smells very fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Discard the herbs using a slotted spoon and reserve the oil.
  • Drain the cashews and rinse with fresh water.
  • Add the cashews to a high-powered blender or food processor along the rosemary-infused olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper to taste, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, miso, and mustard. Blend on high speed until smooth, thick and creamy, scraping down the sides with a silicone spatula as you go. This will take about 2 minutes in a high-powered blender like a Vitamix, or about 4 minutes in a food processor.
  • Taste and adjust for seasonings, adding more miso paste for a rich umami bite, more lemon juice for acidity, or more mustard for sharp pungency.