This tasty condiment is so versatile that it can be used to replace both sour cream and mayo!
Mrs. Love Chard and I have enjoyed it on Nutritarian paninis, creamed cucumbers, a topper for loaded baked sweet potatoes, an addition to a hearty bowl of taco salad, as a cream for soups, and have added ground cayenne or hot sauce of choice to make spicy mayo for sushi.
We also love using this as a base for homemade salad dressings: blend with fruit, vinegar, spices, and herbs.
1 package [12-14 ounces] organic soft* tofu
½ cup raw cashews**
2 tbsp lemon juice + a little lemon zest if you wish
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 heaping tbsp mustard, any variety [we like spicy brown or Dijon]
⅛ tsp onion powder
1 pinch garlic powder
1 dash black pepper
1 dash ground cayenne pepper, optional
Water [as needed to reach desired consistency]
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender/food processor [we use our Nutribullet] and blend until creamy.
*If using firm or extra firm, simply add some water until desired consistency.
**If you would like to restrict your nuts or have a nut allergy you can replace cashews with an even amount of cooked beans or do a combination of both. This is a common practice at Love Chard HQ. [chickpeas/garbanzo beans are our fav!]