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1. Gather the ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 1 lemon
- 2-3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2tsp-3/4tsp salt, preferably sea salt
- Fresh or dried seasonings, including thyme, basil, rosemary, etc. (I used 1 tsp dried basil and 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
- Other add-ins like sun-dried tomatoes, olives, etc. (optional)
2. Soak the cashews
Put the cashews in a bowl and add several cups of filtered water. Let them soak for at least 2-3 hours or overnight. This will soften the cashews and make them creamier and easier to process.
3. Juice and zest the lemon
Juice the lemon. This should yield about 2 Tbsp of juice. Then zest the lemon. This should yield about 1 -2 tsp of zest, but this measurement does not need to be exact.