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A creamy orange salad dressing in a white bowl. There are supporting ingredients around the bowl including: cilantro, cashews, red pepper flakes, a sliced lime, and salt

Spicy Cashew Dressing

Planted in the Kitchen
This spicy homemade salad dressing is incredibly creamy and packed with amazing plant based flavors.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs
Blending time 5 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Salad
Servings 6
Calories 175 kcal


  • 1 Blender


  • ½ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cool water
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Start by prepping your cashews. Carefully combine the cashews with about 1 cup of boiling water. Set the cashew and water combination aside for about 2 hours to allow the cashews to soften.
  • Drain the water from the cashews and give them a quick rinse.
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the dressing to a salad, power bowl, or however you would like.


This salad dressing can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to five days. 


Calories: 175kcal
Keyword cashew dressing, cashew salad dressing, dairy free salad dressing, non dairy salad dressing, plant based salad dressing, spicy cashew dressing, vegan cashew dressing, vegan salad dressing
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