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12 Best Raw Cashew Recipes to Try Today

If you think your diet is already packed with nuts, you’ll be amazed at what these raw cashew recipes will do for your meal.

Cashews are full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Plus, they’re also an excellent source of fiber.

They also pack a pretty massive protein punch, which is great if you want something filling and satisfying!

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner or something more involved, this list has the recipe for you.

I hope you enjoy them all!

1. Cashew Chicken

Cashew chicken is a delicious, easy-to-make dinner that’s perfect for any occasion.

You can serve it as a main dish or an appetizer.

Either way, it’s delicious.

A combination of cashews and chicken with sriracha and soy sauce, this dish is clearly flavorful. And the secret ingredient?

It’s a simple dash of brown sugar!

2. Raw Cashew Butter

Making your own cashew butter is super easy and a great way to add extra nutritional value to many recipes.

You can use it for baking, cooking, or adding it to smoothies and baked goods.

It has the same nutty flavor as most nut butters, but the texture is much lighter.

Because of this, I prefer it to vegan butter.

To make your own, you’ll need nuts that have a fairly high percentage of seeds (like peanuts or almonds).

Also beware that certain brands are more heavily processed than others and will change their flavor profile if you leave them out for too long.

3. Raw Cashew Cream Cheese

I’m so obsessed with this raw cashew cream cheese recipe.

It’s creamy and delicious, and it’s a breeze to make.

Just blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy, and you’re done!

The best part is that you can use it in any recipe that calls for cream cheese.

It tastes like a dream, but it works as an excellent substitute for all your favorite cheeses.

4. Raw Cashew Nuts

Cashews are a great addition to any meal, but if you’re not already familiar with them, you may have trouble finding the right way to cook them.

They’re basically just regular nuts that need to be roasted for about 20 minutes.

Be sure your oven is at the right temperature before starting this recipe.

This should take no more than 10-15 minutes and give you a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with sweet or savory dishes.

For added texture, toss in some fresh rosemary or other herbs when coating these raw cashew nuts.

5. Raw Cashew Crusted Salmon

Cashew butter is an incredible addition to salmon.

It adds so much more than just nutty flavor, but also a lovely nutty crunch.

The crumbs and dip on top give it a delicious contrast of textures.

It’s also super simple to make, so you can have this recipe ready in a flash!

6. Raw Cashew Crusted Tofu

If you want to get a little fancy, why not try out some raw cashew crusted tofu?

Top it with some veggies and herbs and voila!

It’s ready to be devoured.

This dish is easy enough to make on your own, but the prep time is practically nonexistent.

You’ll need to roast the cashews first (for 10-15 minutes) before mixing everything together.

The result should be a bright green color and heavenly taste.

If you didn’t think cashews could taste good, wait until you try this recipe.

7. Raw Cashew Chicken Salad

This raw cashew chicken salad is a wonderful meal for the busy weeknight.

It’s healthy and makes for a great lunch.

The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize.

You can add extra veggies or use different proteins to make it your own.

You can also add more dressing if you like it sweeter, but I love it how it is!

It’s packed with greens and protein-rich cashews, which make this salad a must-try!

8. Raw Cashew Cheese Dip

I’ve seen people dip raw cashews into dips and I’ve even had them in raw quesadillas.

But this recipe is the one I always wanted to try.

It’s a cheesy, buttery dip that never disappoints.

It has a light, creamy base with sharp cheddar cheese, which is perfect for dipping veggies or chips.

The nutty cashews provide an ooey-gooey finish that will leave you drooling.

If you can get your hands on some canned chickpeas, they make excellent nuts in this recipe!

9. Raw Cashew Cream Sauce

Cashew cream is a creamy, nutty sauce that is super delicious.

This recipe calls for raw cashews, but you can use any variety of nuts.

Just be sure they’re soaked overnight to help the flavor develop more fully.

You want this stuff to be thick and velvety, so it will keep your noodles warm when you serve them.

10. Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Cashews and Parsley

This soup is the epitome of comfort food. It’s creamy, delicious, and brightened up by a touch of lemon.

It’s also surprisingly nutritious with plenty of veggies.

The cashews make it even more healthy, and the parsley gives it a little bit of crunch.

Plus, it’s vegan-friendly so everyone can enjoy this wonderful soup.

11. Vegan Cauliflower Soup with Coconut Milk and Cashews

Move over, chicken noodle soup!

There’s a new vegan soup contender in town, and it’s called cauliflower soup.

This one is not only vegan but also dairy-free.

Vegetable broth is the secret to making this feel like home.

It pairs well with cashews to make it even more delectable.

If you’re looking for an easy recipe that will impress your family and friends, this is the one for you.

12. Vegan Parmesan Cashew Crusted Potatoes

This dish is a bit like hash browns but with a slightly different texture.

I think the parmesan, garlic, and herbs are what make this dish so fantastic.

The potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

They’re also flavorful and buttery.

Toss in some vegan parmesan cheese for a touch of indulgence that you can enjoy without any guilt.

Cashew Crusted Salmon

Cashew butter is an incredible addition to salmon. It adds so much more than just nutty flavor, but also a lovely nutty crunch.
Prep Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cashew Crusted Salmon
Servings: 2
Calories: 454kcal


  • 1 lb. wild salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. whole-grain mustard
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tbsp. 1 oz. cashews


  • Turn the broiler on high. Salmon should be placed skin side down on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  • Combine salt, mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to the fish evenly.
  • Crush cashews with the back of a wooden spoon or the side of a chef’s knife. Toss on top of the fish.
  • Depending on your broiler and the thickness of the fish, it may take 5–10 minutes to broil salmon until the thickest section readily flakes with a fork.



Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 1263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg
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