Jalapeno Cashew Cheese Dip
Posted in Appetizers and Dips on Monday June 1, 2015, 6 a.m.
I am snacking on this as I write and my dog is stealing all the cucumbers on this gloriously warm Vancouver day. Aside from that, it's pretty delicious. I actually bought a spread that inspired it, partially because it was so good, but also becuase it's an expensive item to buy. I made it cheaper to make by replacing half the cashews with sunflower seeds which means I can definitely add it to my dinner party and personal chef menues.
I *think* it could also work as a lower fat dip with zucchini and cashew, which I'l try out and report back. I try to keep most of what I eat low fat, but the occasionnal recipe like this one is such a contender in replacing dairy for the many people that struggle with it that I just have to share it here.
Since I was one of those people, I can relate. Although for me, watching how factory dairy farms are run changed my mind pretty quick, I still enjoy tastes that are similar, although not really exactly the same. This is a super easy spread to make that goes great in anything from sandwiches or as a simple crudite dip with your favorite vegetable, which is how I ate it.
As I am back on the raw wagon for a few weeks, this dip is also completely raw vegan. It's unbelivebly so as well, as my partner couldn't stop saying that there was no way it was raw.