- Chop the tomato and add it to the blender, gradually adding the cashews, water, and tomato paste. Blend until smooth.
Meanwhile, add olive oil to a large skillet and heat to low. Add the minced garlic and sauté for a few minutes, being careful not to burn it.
- Pour the sauce from the blender into the skillet, stir, and bring to a simmer. Add the salt and let it cook for 4-5 minutes, watching closely. You may add water to thin out the sauce to your desired consistency.
Remove sauce from heat and stir in the chopped basil and pepper. Add the sauce to pasta, salad, brown rice, or even on toast.