60+ Vegan Cashew Recipes (Sweet, Savory, and Side-Dishes!)

Recipe Collections, Recipes | November 22, 2017 | By

Few people are aware of the extreme versatility that cashews have in the vegan kitchen. We’re talkin’ soups, sandwiches, sauces, dips, drinks.. You name it, and there’s a slew of vegan cashew recipes to match. Here are my top 60+ vegan cashew-based recipes!

Oh, sweet Vegan Gods:

Thank you for blessing us with the goodness that is Cashews.

I’m not quite sure what I would do without this ever-surprising, neutral-flavored nut.

Think I’m joking?

Just look at how many recipes I have using cashews.

I’d be forever missing my:

  • Mac & Cheese
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Ranch/Mayo Dips
  • So, so, sooo much more

So, if you’re a vegan that doesn’t stock up on cashews when they’re on sale, here’s your inspiration!

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60+ vegan cashew based recipes! Featuring main dishes, sides, soups, salads, dips, spreads, sweets, and more! Includes gf, paleo, and whole food based recipes as well.

Main Dish Vegan Cashew Recipes

1. Jalapeno Mac and Cheese from Serving Realness

vegan jalapeno mac and cheese recipe in white bowl

2. Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Borek from Quite Good Food

3. The Creamiest Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo from Happy Kitchen Rocks

4. Herbed Cashew Cream Tempeh Crostini from Kiipfit

5. Easy Enchilada Recipe from Scratch from Serving Realness

Easy vegan enchiladas from scratch overhead

6. Baked Cashew Cream Vegetable Pasta from Kiipfit

7. Potato Leek Soup from The Stingy Vegan

8. Green Pizza with Herbed Vegan Cashew Cheese from The Stingy Vegan

9. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

10. Vegan Tacos with Pimiento Rojo Sauce from Beautiful Ingredient

vegan cashew recipes

11. Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta from Veggies Save The Day

12. The Best Vegan Lasagna from Nora Cooks

vegan cashew recipes

13. Vegan Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot from Veggies Save The Day


14. Mushroom Meatball & Garlic Cream Sandwich from The Hungry Herbivores

15. Vegan Sundried Tomato Sweet Potato Bites from Abbey’s Kitchen

16. Winter Bisque with Crispy Sage & Shallots from Vegan Yack Attack

vegan soup recipe

17. Creamy Tomato Basil Tartlets from Vegan Yack Attack

18. 20-Minute Vegan Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce from Where You Get Your Protein

19. Fully Loaded Vegan Baked Potato Soup from Cadry’s Kitchen

20. Vegan Chili Cheese Tater Tots from Cadry’s Kitchen

21. Spicy Cashew Spring Greens Soup from Letty’s Kitchen

22. Vegan Zucchini Rolls with Herbed Cashew Ricotta, Mint, and Avocado from Avocado Pesto

23. Lentil Cashew Loaf from Delightful Vegans

24. Rainbow Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce from Sunnyside Hanne

Dips, Sauces, Spreads, and Toppings

1. Vegan Spicy Miso Mayonnaise from Rhian’s Recipes

2. Spinach Artichoke Dip with Garlic Cashew Cream from Glue & Glitter

3. Cucumber Cashew Ranch from The Veggie Gal

4. Vegan Parmesan Cheese from The Veggie Gal

5. Veggie Cream Cheese Spread from Veggie Inspired

6. Vegan Cashew Lime Pesto from Trinity’s Kitchen

7. Vegan Green Goddess Dressing from Veggies Save The Day

8. Creamy Jalapeno Dip from Plant Tribe

vegan jalapeno dip

9. Vegan Gravy from Healthier Steps

vegan gravy

10. Smoky Sun-Dried Tomato Cashew Dip from Happy Healthy Mama

11. Creamy BBQ Ranch Dressing from Where You Get Your Protein

12. Vegan Cashew Caesar Dressing from Tasting Page

13. Extra Mature Vegan Cheddar from Yumsome

14. Healthy 5-Minute Vegan Cashew Pesto from Yumsome

Sweets/Snacks Vegan Cashew Recipes

1. Vegan Cashew Chocolate Truffles from Rhian’s Recipes

2. Apple Cashew Snack Bites from Strength & Sunshine

3. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe from Serving Realness

Assembling vegan chocolate cheesecake recipe

4. Sweet Cashew Cream from The Veggie Gal

5. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake from Beaming Banana

6. Vegan Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Beaming Banana

7. Raw Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake from The Vegan 8

8. DIY Chocolate Pudding Snack Packs from Fork & Beans

9. Easy Key Lime Pie Bars from Fork & Beans

10. Vegan Cheese and Apple Tartlets from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

11. Easy Vegan Cashew Yogurt with Probiotics from Beauty Food Blog

12. Red Velvet ‘Cheesecake’ from Pretty Pies

13. Cashew Butter Paleo Fudge from The Movement Menu

(Skip the collagen powder)

14. Lemon Coconut Energy Balls from Happy Healthy Mama

15. Vegan Chocolate Pudding from I’m All Eats

16. Cashew Cream Stuffed Strawberries from Triad to Wellness

17. Tiramisu with Homemade Ladyfingers and Cashew Mascarpone from Seitan Beats Your Meat

18. Chewy Caramel Chocolate Bars from Delightful Vegans

19. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Spiced Maple Cream from Our Food Fix

20. Quick Vegan Cappuccino Cream from Sweet Sensitive Free

Milk Vegan Cashew Recipes

1. 7 Reasons to Love Homemade Cashew Milk (+Recipe!) from Beautiful Ingredient

2. How To Make Cashew Milk Coffee Creamer from Kitchen Treaty

3. Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute from Unconventional Baker

4. Rich and Creamy Chocolate Milk Recipe from Vegetarian Gastronomy

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  1. Katie | Delightful Vegans

    November 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm So many beautiful recipes here! Cashews are such a versatile nut. Definitely one of my faves! Thanks for including our Lentil Cashew Loaf and our Chewy Caramel Chocolate Bars! Reply
  2. Veggie Inspired

    November 22, 2017 at 2:18 pm Cashews are like little plant based miracles sent from heaven. So versatile! I buy them in bulk so I never run out! Thanks for including my Veggie Cream Cheese Spread. Sharing! Reply
    • Nick Abell

      November 25, 2017 at 1:17 pm Right!? It's always a good idea to buy in bulk when on sale :) Reply
  3. Letty / Letty's Kitchen

    November 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm Wow--what a fabulous roundup! Thank you for including my spicy cashew spring greens soup! Reply
  4. Sonia

    November 23, 2017 at 3:44 am Oh my gosh SO many interesting and yummy recipes to try! And thank you so much for including my cappuccino cream too! Reply
  5. Anjali Lalani

    November 24, 2017 at 1:30 am thanks so much! Reply
  6. Dianne

    November 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm Such a yummy round up! Thank you for including my recipes! Reply
  7. Kim Newman

    December 18, 2017 at 10:01 am Awesome to see so many recipes using cashews! They all look amazing and now I have a big list of recipes I want to make. Thanks for including my recipes in your list! Reply

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