Looking for new ways to use up a bag of cashews? Want to add a bit of crunch to a stir-fry or a burrito bowl? See our recipes for inspiration below, or try our ground almond recipes, pecan recipes, walnut recipes and almond recipes.
Cashew nut recipes
Keralan chicken curry
The creaminess of cashew nuts enriches the already creamy gravy in this classic Keralan curry. Along with flavours of ginger, green chilli and whole fragrant spices, it’s a definite crowd-pleaser.
Slow-cooker cashew and potato curry
The benefit of using a slow-cooker for this recipe, apart from the fact it does all the cooking, is that it’s great for making the nuts soft and creamy, not crunchy, like the fresher cashew curries found in Sri Lanka.
Cashews are key in this indulgent vegan take on classic BBQ grilled sweetcorn as they are used to replicate both the crema and cotija, with remarkably satisfying results.
Turmeric roasted cauliflower salad
Our roasted cauliflower salad with turmeric is low in calories and packed with punchy flavour. Turmeric adds lovely colour and cashews add crunch to this easy vegan-friendly recipe.
Kung pao prawns
This quick, low-calorie stir-fry can be served with noodles or rice. Top with cashews to mellow out the spice of the Szechuan peppers and chilli flakes.
Cacao, banana, date and cashew bars
These no-fuss cacao, banana, date and cashew bars are really easy to make and perfect as a quick snack for when you’re on the go.
Sticky miso nuts and seeds
Update your snack mix with a hit of umami. The miso caramel makes these nuts ridiculously moreish but would also be great on griddled aubergines, barbecued chicken thighs or on roasted pumpkin.
Sri Lankan cashew chicken curry
Toasted cashews spice up chicken thighs in this impressive curry. Make your own Sri Lankan curry powder and combine with coconut milk for a comforting midweek meal.
Shahi paneer (paneer in creamy cashew and tomato curry)
Cashews are soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes and, once softened, whizzed in a blender and added to this simple curry mixture, lending a nutty creaminess.
Use cashews as your nut of choice for these high protein balls. Along with coconut butter, dates and cranberry, they make a great pre-workout snack.
Quick grain bowls
These bowls are ready in no time thanks to ready-to-eat grain pouches. Scatter cashews over a colourful bowl of freekeh, grated carrots, apples and sultanas for a light and nourishing meal.
Vegan burrito bowl
Get all the flavours you want from a burrito bowl in the healthiest fashion. Cashews are soaked overnight and blended to make a deliciously smooth and nutty cream.
Seared sriracha chicken with pickled plum slaw
Recreate the taste of charcoals in your kitchen with this recipe. Toasted cashews add a good crunch to the pickled slaw.
Spicy chicken with cashews and cucumber
This aromatic chicken salad is perfect for a Middle Eastern dinner-party spread. Tossed with cucumber, spring onions and sour cherries, the cashews add a lovely crunchy texture.
Kale, mushroom and cashew stir-fry
Who doesn’t love a quick midweek meal? Mixing greens with mushrooms, cashews and peas, it’s nice on the wallet too.