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Bowl of pasta with lemon garlic sauce and topped with fresh herbs. A fork is in the pasta and next to the bowl are fresh herbs and slices of lemon.
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Lemon Garlic Sauce

Easy creamy lemon garlic sauce only requires 5 ingredients. Perfect to use over chicken, seafood, pasta, veggies, and more, and great for meal prep. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and Whole30.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy lemon garlic sauce, lemon garlic sauce, lemon garlic sauce recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 (1 2/3 cups)
Calories 149kcal
Author Kelly



  • Roast the garlic. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Peel the outer layers of the garlic skin off leaving the cloves still attached and chop off the top of the bulb. Place in aluminum foil and drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over the exposed surface of the garlic, letting the oil sink down into the cloves. Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for 35-45 minutes until caramelized. When ready to use, squeeze out the garlic cloves.
  • Blend the sauce. Add all ingredients (making sure to drain the cashews) for the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.


*place cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak overnight. If you are in a bind (or forgot), place them in a bowl, cover with water, and microwave for one minute until soft


Serving: 0.33cups | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.2g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 1.6g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.2mg