Cashews can be used in many ways in cooking. In addition to a wealth of quality cashew recipes, you’ll find them easy to use in a sauce, as a milk, or for garnish. Families who value healthy eating should keep a supply on hand, and Glenda’s Farmhouse makes it affordable and convenient.
Cashews are actually seeds rather than nuts. They grow on tropical cashew trees in warmer climates, but you can find them available for purchase at various grocery stores and distributors like Glenda’s Farmhouse.
The mild flavor and creamy texture of cashews make them great to use in recipes or enjoy on their own as a snack. They also take on flavors of other ingredients to make healthy, elevated recipes.
The most common cashews uses include snacking on toasted cashews, cashew chicken, stir fry additions, added texture to fried rice, or as a base for sauces (korma) common to the Middle East.
Recipes to Try
Cashew Fettuccine Alfredo
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min
- 1 lb fettuccine noodles
- 4 garlic cloves
- 6 cups cauliflower florets
- 4 TBSP olive oil
- 1 cup cashews from Glenda’s Farmhouse
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- ⅛ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp pepper, divided
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- Garnish – finely chopped parsley
- Chop the cauliflower; mince the garlic; boil the pasta to ad dente.
- Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
- In a large saucepan or pot, heat the olive oil on medium heat.
- Saute the cauliflower and cashews until lightly browned.
- Add the garlic; cook until fragrant.
- Add the vegetable broth, onion powder, black pepper, nutmeg, and ½ tsp salt.
- Simmer, cover, and cook 6-7 min to cauliflower tenderness.
- Transfer into a blender.
- Add ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Combine the pasta and 5 cups of the sauce.
Plating and Serving:
- Plate with pasta topped with ⅛ cup of sauce and parsley.
- Serve right away!
Optimal Cashew Storage
Keep your cashew supply in an airtight container and a cold environment. At room temperature, they can spoil, and if exposed to air, they’ll turn stale.
In the fridge, they’ll last six months; in the freezer, they’ll remain good for one year.
Once you toast cashews, expect them to last for about a week.
Whether you sit down to enjoy a handful of toasted cashews while watching TV or create a delicious cashew recipe, including the one above, make sure that you have quality nuts to enjoy. Glenda’s Farmhouse provides a convenient and cost-effective avenue to maintain a regular supply of quality ingredients.