5-Minute Harissa Cashew Sauce

Harissa Cashew Sauce

Need a quick, game-changer of a sauce that you can’t get enough of?  If so, you are in luck!

This 5-minute harissa cashew sauce is so good and requires only 7-ingredients: cashews, water, jalapeno, harissa powder, lemon juice, garlic, and salt!

It’s very creamy, not too spicy, and has a ton of flavor! It quickly has become one of my favorite sauces to make for almost everything! I put it on tacos, wraps, buddha bowls, or use it as a dip with chips!

5-Minute Harissa Cashew Sauce

Lately, I’ve been using Terrasoul Superfoods Mylk Grade Cashews to make homemade cashew milk, and have been loving the results! The cashews are the highest quality and are refrigerated during the shipping and storage process to ensure freshness. I also noticed that the mylk grade cashews do need to be soaked as long, which is a plus when I want to make this sauce in the evening to go with dinner!

If you don’t have harissa powder in your pantry, I recommend trying Frontier Organic Seasoning Harissa Powder. Their harissa seasoning is my favorite; the spices are very aromatic! You could also swap out the harissa powder for a chipotle chili flavored sauce!

I hope you all love this sauce; it’s delicious, simple, and flavorful!

Until next time friends, Namaste. 

Harissa Cashew Sauce

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5-Minute Harissa Cashew Sauce
5 from 4 votes

5-Minute Harissa Cashew Sauce

5-Minute Harissa Cashew Sauce that requires 7 ingredients! The perfect, creamy sauce for chips, or for adding to tacos, wraps, and more! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 228 kcal
Author Eat. Love. Namaste.


  • 2 cup cashews soaked 4 hours
  • 1 1/2-2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeds removed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice ~2 lemons
  • 2 tsp harissa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt plus more to taste


  1. Place cashews, garlic clove, and jalapeno in a food processor, or blender along with the lemon juice, harissa powder, salt and 1 cup water.

  2. Process/blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Thin with water (1/4 cup at a time) until thick and creamy sauce forms.

  3. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more harissa powder or jalapeno for heat, or lemon juice for acidity. 

  4. Transfer to a serving container and enjoy immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts
5-Minute Harissa Cashew Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 17.7mg21%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 8.6mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.