This is a great substitute for regular sour cream if you don’t tolerate dairy. And it’s super simple! It will stay good for up to 1 week in the fridge. The longer you are able to soak the cashews, the creamier it will be. 1 hour seems to work well if you’re shorter on time, though! This is paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Dairy-free Sour Cream

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  • 1 cup cashews, soaked in hot water for 1+ hours
  • 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or lime juice if you want to add to chili! so good!)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • sea salt, to taste


  • Drain cashews and put into a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high for 30 seconds. Add to your chili, tacos, or whatever your heart desires 🙂