Vegan creamy lentil sauce

    30 min

    This vegan sauce is made with lentils and cashew nuts. It is high in protein so quite filling when served over brown rice or pasta.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 500 ml

    • 100g red lentils
    • 250ml water
    • 140g raw cashew nuts
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon ground saffron
    • 1 pinch hot chilli powder (optional)
    • salt and black pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place lentils and water in a pot; bring to the boil over medium heat and simmer until lentils are cooked, about 20 minutes.
    2. Transfer cooked lentils to a blender or food processor; add cashew nuts, lemon juice, saffron, chilli powder and process until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Serve over hot pasta or rice.

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