Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream

I have shared quite a few cashew cream recipes here, but this Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream is my absolute favorite. Smoky roasted red bell peppers and cashews make up the base of this sauce with red onion, garlic, and a touch of lemon juice.

A red bell pepper, cashews, garlic, and red onion are arranged on a piece of burlap. There is a small bowl of cashew cream sauce next to them.

There are so many great uses for it that I like to keep a batch in the fridge at all times. You can use it in place of salad dressing, as a dip, a tasty spread on sandwiches,  crispy quinoa cakes, or tacos

A small white bowl filled with roasted red pepper cashew cream sits on a piece of burlap and has cashews scattered around it.

Hungry for more cashew cream recipes? 

Basic Cashew Cream and Roasted Poblano Cashew Cream
Roasted Hatch Chile Cashew Cream
Sun-Dried Tomato Cashew Cream
Cilantro Cashew Cream


Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream

A small white bowl filled with roasted red pepper cashew cream sits on a piece of burlap and has cashews scattered around it.
  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Vegan
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 30 minutes and drained
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, seeds and skin removed or from a jar is fine.
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 3/4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste


  1. Add all of the ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor and blend on high; stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary. Blend until the cashew cream is smooth and silky with no chunks. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.

Keywords: cashew cream, vegan

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  1. Quynh Mai March 5, 2019 at 3:34 am

    How long will it last in the fridge? This looks SO good

    1. thismess March 5, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      It lasts for about 3-4 days. I hope you try it and love it!

  2. Samantha January 14, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Sounds solo good thank you for the recipe!! Making tonight(:

  3. Chelsea September 9, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    This. Is. Divine.

  4. Anna April 24, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Made it this week and loved it. One of the richer cashew sauces I’ve made.

    1. Meg April 24, 2014 at 9:49 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Anna!

  5. Lindsay March 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I made this recipe last night and put in on enchiladas, and I have to say – it is AMAZING! I dipped chips in it too, delicious! Even my meat eating husband loved it!

    1. Meg March 27, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Yay Lindsay!! I am so glad.:) I just love this cashew cream I just cannot get enough of it.

    1. Meg January 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much!


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