Cashew Based Vegan Dips

There is this major misconception that living a vegan lifestyle is all rabbit food (greens) and stale, tasteless crackers made of dirt and chia seeds. Well, it isn’t. We are here to bust that overly-used myth once and for all.

We are not experts or dieticians but we are hungry vegans who like to cook. We definitely know our way around the kitchen and have experimented with recipes a time or two hundred. So not only do we understand the struggles vegans sometimes face when it comes to getting creative in the kitchen, we use it as an opportunity to bust the myths, taunts, and whatever else anyone throws at us.

The next time you want to wow your friends with a delicious dish that is vegan, try one of these amazing dips made with cashews. They are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and pretty darn good.  For added fun, don’t tell anyone (other than your friends who may have a nut allergy) what’s inside. They may be surprised that those “rabbit food” dishes can be this tasty.

 

Turmeric Ginger Cashew Dip


Ingredients

  • 2 cups roasted cashews
  • 1 1/4 cup water or broth
  • 2 TBSP of Coconut Cloud Tumeric Ginger 
  • 2 TBSP cup olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Paprika
  • Favorite veggies for dipping

How to Make

  1. Place cashews in a bowl. Cover with water and soak for about 2 hours. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Place soaked cashews in the bowl of a food processor or blender with the water, turmeric, olive oil, paprika and salt. Puree until very, very smooth. Thin out with more water to desired consistency. 
  3. Serve and enjoy! 
  4. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze.

 

 


Vanilla or Chai Cashew Fruit Dip


Ingredients

How to Make

  1. Place cashews in a bowl. Cover with water and soak for about 2 hours. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Place all of the ingredients in a small blender jug.
  3. Blend the cashew fruit dip for 1-2 mins until smooth. Add additional water 1 TBSP at a time if needed.
  4. Serve with fruit.
  5. Enjoy this healthy dairy-free, vegan fruit dip within 3 days.

Vegan appetizers, dips, dishes, and more don’t always have to be full of greens and stuff others may find boring. They can be delicious, easy-to-make, and fun. Whether you are at home and need a tasty treat or making a dish for others to enjoy, try these vegan cashew dips!


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