1 cup raw cashews
3 cups boiling water
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt + more to taste
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
1/2 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced; plus more for garnish
Place cashews in a medium-sized bowl and cover with boiling water. Place a lid or plate over the bowl to act as cover and allow cashews to soak for 30 minutes.
Drain cashews and place in the canister of the Vitamix.
Add nutritional yeast, 1 garlic clove, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt and almond milk.
Blend on high for 2 minutes. Taste and adjust salt as needed, adding additional clove of garlic and blending again if you'd like a more garlicky sauce. Sauce should be warm from blending. If not, replace the lid and blend another minute until warm