Although sour cream is not typically "healthy," there is an easy way to make healthy vegan sour cream. The other day, I made Vegan Enchiladas and the family requested a little vegan sour cream love on top.
Despite trying many store-bought vegan sour creams and throwing them away, I decided to make a vegan sour cream recipe I found online. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one my family liked that tasted close to the "real deal."
After playing with several different vegan sour cream recipes and watching my kids and husband make faces, I apparently "nailed it."
First and foremost, I always suggest you taste as you go. NEVER add spice or seasoning quickly. Everyone has different taste buds, so just because I think it's seasoned perfectly doesn't mean you will think so.
RAW CASHEWS ARE THE SECRET TO VEGAN SOUR CREAM
- Calories: 157
- Protein: 5 grams
- Fat: 12 grams
- Carbs: 9 grams
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Copper: 67% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Magnesium: 20% of the DV
- Manganese: 20% of the DV
- Zinc: 15% of the DV
- Phosphorus: 13% of the DV
- Iron: 11% of the DV
- Selenium: 10% of the DV
- Thiamine: 10% of the DV
- Vitamin K: 8% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 7% of the DV
Besides, cashews contain a significant amount of copper, a mineral essential for energy production, healthy brain development, and a strong immune system. They’re also a great source of magnesium and manganese, nutrients important for bone health (8, 9, 10).
WHAT'S IN MY VEGAN SOUR CREAM RECIPE?
- Raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours if you do not have a high-speed blender(I recommend the Nutri-bullet)
- Fresh lemon juice, or more if needed (taste as you go; I love lemon)
- Apple cider vinegar
- Sea salt (add more to taste)
- Dijon mustard
As I said before, I like more salt (typically 1 teaspoon in this recipe, but start with a 1/2 teaspoon and taste as you go). You don't need a $500.00 blender to make delicious sour cream, dips, and sauces.
IDEAS ON HOW TO USE WITH YOUR FAVORITE DISHES
Since homemade sour cream only lasts up to 5 days in the refrigerator, I consider my weekly recipes every time I make a batch. For instance, this week, I planned a few of my favorites and added sour cream.
Another great way to use sour cream is on my favorite Vegan Chili Recipe!
And, I even add a little Sriracha to make a spicy, sour cream for my favorite Ultimate Vegan Lentil Black Bean Burrito Ever!
And, let's not forget vegan sour cream on top of Vegan Lentil Tacos!
Without a doubt, sour cream is essential for my Crunch Wrap Supreme Recipe.
IF YOU ENJOY SOUR CREAM, YOU MAY LIKE THESE SAUCES!
- Vegan Thousand Island Dressing
- Italian Dressing
- Tofu with Peanut Sauce
- Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Beet Dip
- Secret Sauce
- Yum Yum Sauce
- Healthy BBQ Sauce
- Vegan Tartar Sauce
- How to Make Chimichurri Sauce
- Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂