Making this sauce takes a little bit of planning since you’ll need to soak the cashews before you turn them into a sauce. Although it’s definite that you’ll need to soak the cashews, the amount of soaking time can vary, based on the capability of your blender or food processor, since a high-powered device can process them with less soaking time. As Bon Appetit recommends, pouring boiling water over the cashews and letting them soak for 30 minutes, then using a high-powered blender will create a smooth, creamy sauce.
According to Walder Wellness, it’s important to soak the cashews in room temperature water for at least four hours, or overnight. Once you’ve soaked the cashews for the desired time, blend until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. The next time you’re craving a cream-based sauce, grab your blender or a food processor and transform cashews into a creamy, delicious pasta sauce.