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Pine Nut Vegan Crema

Pine nut crema is from Terry Hope Romano's excellent book, Viva Vegan! This aromatic sauce is just the thing to soothe your tongue when paired with a spicy dish.

Yields1 ServingCategoryDifficultyBeginner
Prep Time8 mins

 12 oz silken tofu
 ½ cup pine nuts
 3 tbsp lime juice
 1 tbsp oil
 2 tsp corn starch
 1 tsp minced garlic
 1 tsp salt

1

Gather your ingredients! The pine nuts are particularly important for this recipe. Like cashews, pine nuts will give a creamy texture when blended, but they have a unique flavor. They taste rather like a forest smells!

ingredients for vegan crema with pine nuts

2

Drain the tofu (but do not press). Add everything to your food processor or blender.

blending ingredients for vegan crema

3

Cover and blend until the sauce is smooth and creamy. The pine nuts should be totally pulverized.

blended vegan crema

4

Pair this sauce with a spicy dish. You can spoon it on top of casseroles before baking, or use it as a cold dip for buffalo bites. Enjoy!

finished pine nut vegan crema

 

Ingredients

 12 oz silken tofu
 ½ cup pine nuts
 3 tbsp lime juice
 1 tbsp oil
 2 tsp corn starch
 1 tsp minced garlic
 1 tsp salt

Directions

1

Gather your ingredients! The pine nuts are particularly important for this recipe. Like cashews, pine nuts will give a creamy texture when blended, but they have a unique flavor. They taste rather like a forest smells!

ingredients for vegan crema with pine nuts

2

Drain the tofu (but do not press). Add everything to your food processor or blender.

blending ingredients for vegan crema

3

Cover and blend until the sauce is smooth and creamy. The pine nuts should be totally pulverized.

blended vegan crema

4

Pair this sauce with a spicy dish. You can spoon it on top of casseroles before baking, or use it as a cold dip for buffalo bites. Enjoy!

finished pine nut vegan crema

Pine Nut Vegan Crema

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