Tasty Ways to Enjoy Nuts and Seeds

The rich, milky flavor of cashews has always given them an indulgent edge, so it’s no surprise cashew cream has become a tasty topping for steamed veggies, baked potatoes or pasta. If you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant or simply looking for a dairy-free treat, try my Cashew-Cheese Sauce.

Cashews are great worked into meals, too. If you’re a fan of ethnic cuisine, add a handful of cashews into stir-fries and curries for a satisfying crunch. Or try them in my savory Chicken Lettuce Wraps if you want a more modern crowd-pleaser. Cashews can also be great additions to salads and veggie dishes (broccoli, green beans, snow peas). And, like almond butter, cashew butter can give you a yummy break from plain ol’ peanut butter: Spoon it into fruit smoothies or try spreading some on a banana, apple slices, celery sticks or rice cakes at snack time.