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Cashew cream sauce is drizzled over perfectly roasted caramelized carrots in this easy, flavorful, absolutely delicious, naturally vegan dish.
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Cashew Cream Sauce Over Roasted Carrots

Cashew cream sauce is drizzled over perfectly roasted caramelized carrots in this easy, flavorful, absolutely delicious, naturally vegan dish.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 417kcal
Author Christy

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. carrots peeled and cut in half long ways
  • 1 Tbsp. oil olive, avocado, coconut, or whatever oil you prefer
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Cashew Cream Sauce

  • 1/3 cup raw cashews soaked in water for at least 1 hour, preferably all day
  • 1 tsp. coconut or olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot water if needed 1 -2 Tbsp.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F (205° C).
  • Dry carrots with paper towels or a kitchen towel. Rub carrots with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  • Lay flat on a baking sheet and place in pre-heated oven. Bake carrots for 20 minutes, then flip and bake another 10 minutes. This is for average sized carrots and cooking time will vary depending on the size of the carrots so adjust if needed.
  • During the last 15 minutes of cooking time, start making sauce by heating oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Sauté onion in oil for about 5 minutes until it starts to brown. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes longer. Pour in broth and bring to a boil.
  • Remove broth from heat and pour into a blender or food processor. Drain cashews and add to blender along with nutritional yeast. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add water if needed, just enough to make it pourable but still thick and sauce like. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove carrots from oven and place on serving plate. Pour sauce over carrots and sprinkle with parsley. Serves 2 as a side or one as a main dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 1768mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 76400IU | Vitamin C: 45.5mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3.4mg