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Vegan Recipe - “Cheezy” Cashew Dip
- Prep Time : 10 minutes
- Cook Time : 1 minute
- Servings : 6
Thanks to Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, for this versatile vegan dip!
Laura says, “This yummy, ‘cheezy’ tasting dip does double duty as a sandwich spread. White beans take the place of the cheese and raw cashews add a creamy texture. Together they successfully mimic the flavor of a rich, creamy cheese dip!”
1 can (15 ounces) white beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 tablespoons filtered or spring water, plus more as needed
4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons diced sweet red pepper, plus more for garnish
1. Put the white beans, cashews, water, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add more water if thinner consistency is desired. Do not over process.
2. Transfer to a pretty bowl and fold in the diced pepper. Top with more diced pepper for garnish. Serve with carrot sticks, sweet pepper sticks, or tortilla chips!