Feed the carnivores too (and know they will LOVE it!)

Try this amazing plant based dip that will be the hit of the party – regardless of your eating preference. This is a crowd pleaser that no one will even know is plant based (unless of course you tell them!) I love to wait until people eat this dip and rave over how amazing it is and that they MUST have the recipe. You can imagine my delight when I see the shock in their eyes when I break the news that it is vegan (and gluten free…and sugar free!)

My advice: double this batch so that you know you’ll have some to yourself the next day!

Cashew Pine Nut Spread

  1. 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for a few hours, to soften
  2. ½ cup raw pine nuts (no need to soak these!)
  3. 2 TBSP lemon juice
  4. ½ TBSP onion powder
  5. 2 TBSP nutritional yeast
  6. ½ tsp. sea salt
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. ¼ cup water
  9. 2 TBSP minced chives
  10. 3 TBSP minced parsley

In a high-speed blender (I use my Vitamix with the small container) or food processor, blend the first 8 ingredients until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add chives & parsley and mix well (OR, if you don’t mind the green color, then just put the fresh herbs in towards the end of the food processor mixing). I prefer mixing my herbs in with the blender or food processor…that way I can get a very smooth dip!

 

The key to this is getting the right consistency. Stop the food processor often to scrape the bowl and test the consistency. If using a Vitamix, use the small container and the tamper tool to keep the dip pushed down into the blades.

 

Store the unused dip (good luck with that!) in a sealed container. It will last 3 – 5 days. I like using a glass mason jar.

 

Suggested Uses:

  • Spread on toasted sprouted bread (or breakfast bread of your choice!)
  • As a dip with raw veggies (red peppers are great with this!), crackers, crostinis, or corn chips (a perfect appetizer!)
  • Slice zucchini or cucumber very thin and roll into mini rolls (no baking required!)
  • Cut 1/8” cucumber rounds and serve a dollop on top
  • Use in place of ricotta cheese for a lasagna
  • Use as a condiment in a sandwich or wrap

Enjoy this delicious treat!

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