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spooning our creamy sriracha sauce

Creamy Vegan Sriracha Sauce, Made with Cashews

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sriracha Sauce, vegan sauce
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Blending Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
This flavorful creamy vegan sriracha sauce is perfect for burgers, fries, vegetables, crackers, breakfast casserole - anywhere you need a creamy spicy zip of flavor.
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  • high-speed blender


  • 1⅓ cup raw cashews soaked and drained
  • hot water to cover cashews
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup plant milk unsweetened
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled, can leave whole
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • sriracha to taste - I use 2 Tablespoons see notes


  • Measure out the raw cashews and cover with hot water. Let soak for 30 minutes. Using roasted cashews? See the notes below.
  • Drain the water from the cashews and discard the soaking water.
  • While the cashews are soaking you can peel the garlic and set aside. There is no need to chop the garlic as you will be blending in a high-speed blender.
  • Put the soaked and drained cashews into a high-speed blender along with the apple juice, plant milk, peeled garlic cloves, apple cider vinegar, salt, and white miso.
  • Start on low to get the blender going then gradually up to full-speed. Blend for 3-5 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the sriracha and blend in. Start with a small amount, taste, and add more. I use 2 Tablespoons. You might start with less and add more.


  1. Raw and unsalted cashews are best for a creamy smooth finish. If you can only find roasted cashews then soak much longer - even overnight. If you can only find salted cashews, then rinse three times during the soaking process. 
  2. If you don't know if you will enjoy the heat from the sriracha, then start with one teaspoon. You can always taste and add more, but you can't take away. I usually use about two Tablespoons.
  3. This will make about 2 cups and the serving size is a generous two Tablespoons. 
  4. Use on burgers, with fries, chips, vegetables, breakfast potatoes.
  5. This is keep covered in the fridge for about 5 days.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg