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Overnight vs Quick Soak Cashews

How to Soak Cashews Overnight

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1.5 cups soaked cashews 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 2 cups filtered water, room temperature or cold


  1. Add cashews and water to a 3 cup glass jar or any 3-cup or larger container with a lid and an airtight seal.
  2. Place the jar in the refrigerator overnight (~ 8-12 hours).
  3. After soaking is complete, remove the lid, pour water through a strainer and rinse the soaked cashews thoroughly with fresh tap water.  Now, you are ready to use the soaked cashews in your favorite recipes.
  4. Do not allow cashews to over-soak and get slimy/gel-like.  This usually happens after 16 or more hours.


I recommend using soaked cashews right away for best results.  Always look for signs of spoilage before using.

I like to use filtered water for the best taste/flavor.  I find when I use tap water that gets absorbed into the cashews and I taste the tap water in the final recipe results.

  • Prep Time: 5

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