This dip is Wendy approved and the best part? No dairy plus good fats and protein from the cashews
Cashews. Did you know they come from fruit and are actually the seed? Yep. And the tree is in the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac. YIPES! Eating and handling raw cashews can cause the same reaction as their counterparts.
This odd, but versatile snack comes to us from the cashew tree. The tree is a tropical evergreen that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple.
YES! The cashew apple!
The cashew apple is a fruit that they use the pulp to distill into a sweet drink or liquor.The cashew tree is originally native to northeastern Brazil
P.S. That middle Cashew Seed looks angry LOL!
And now a recipe for these crazy seeds.
2 cups cashews, soaked overnight (make sure you do this or you'll end up with cashew butter instead of a creamy dip).
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh chives
3 tablespoons parsley
1 clove garlic (or more)
1 tablespoon onion powder (I also add chopped chives or scallions as a garnish)
1 teaspoon salt
Strain cashews and add them to blender with the rest of the ingredients.
You can buy them for $2 on up for one package from certain stores, or for $2 you can buy enough seeds to sprout for the entire year!
You will never know this creamy, spicy nacho cheese dip is healthy AND vegan. Go ahead and indulge. Great for game day, or to take to a party and share with your friends.
2 cups cashews
1 jalapeno, seeds removed from half
1 red bell pepper, deseeded
3 garlic cloves
1/3 of red onion
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup nutritional yeast
¼ cup tahini
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 cup diced Roma tomatoes
1/2 avocado, diced
Place cashews in a blender cup with just enough water to cover by ¼”. Add remaining ingredients, except Roma tomatoes and avocado. Blend until creamy smooth. If too thick, add more water by the tablespoon until desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and stir in tomatoes. Top with avocado.
Note: If you want to serve this cheese warmed. Pour into a saucepan and heat on low until warm. Top with avocado.
1 cup cashews
½ cup water
3 garlic cloves
½ cup fresh dill
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
½ teaspoon salt
Blend all ingredients together in a high-powered blender until creamy smooth. Add more
water if too thick.