Plant-Based Garlicky Cashew Sauce Udon

Udon / Vegan /

  • 2 servings
  • 20 mins
Fresh Udon with a creamy cashew nuts sauce flavored with Kalamata olives and and garlic topping with mini tomatoes and ice plants

Looking for a healthy recipe to try? In this recipe, cashew nuts are turned into a creamy sauce to enjoy with our Fresh Udon! Add some flavors with Kalamata olives and and garlic! While this recipe is inspired by a Western recipe, we have used ingredients common in Japanese markets for a balanced taste. Koji salt helps balance the flavors, making the sauce mild and not too overpoweringFor the garnish, we have used mini tomatoes, ice plants for a healthy decoration. Ice plants are edible succulents, which has a distinctive frosty lookIce plants taste salty with a lemony bite. If you do not have ice plants in your area, you can always substitute with broccoli or green leaf lettuce. Enjoy! 

2 servings

Cook Time
20 mins





  • 2 servings Fresh Udon
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil


  • 1/2 cup Raw Cashews
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/4 tsp Konbu Dashi (Kelp Dashi)
  • 1/2 tsp Koji Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 clover Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives
  • Salt & Pepper by preference


  • 6 Kalamata Olives
  • 12 Mini Tomatoes
  • 1 bundle Ice Plant


  • Mince the garlic and set aside. 
  • In a small pot, boil the cashew nuts in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. 
  • While the cashew nuts are being boiled, Cook the udon noodles in a separate pot. Use plenty of water to cook the noodles for 4 to 45 minutes. Once the noodles are cooked, set aside ½ cup of cooked water and drain the noodles. Put the noodles in a bowl and stir in sesame oil to keep the noodles from clumping together. 
  • After the 15 minutes are up, Drain the cashew nuts from Step 2 and blend in a mixer. Add in the garlic, olives, konbu dashi, koji salt, soy sauce, and ¼ cup of cooked water from step 3. After blending, add in the rest of the cooked water (1/2 cup of water) and blend until the mixture is creamy. Cashew sauce is ready! 
  • Pour the cashew sauce from Step 4 to the udon noodles from Step 3 and mix well. Place the noodles on a plate and garnish with an Ice plant and mini tomatoes. Finish by topping some olives and enjoy! 

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