Recipe: Vegan Cashew Dip

ON November 7, 2019
vegan cashew dip recipe

Holiday season is approaching with a steady gait. Are you ready to entertain with some new tricks up your sleeve?

Our front desk adviser, Valerie, defines wellness as nourishing body, mind, & soul — this includes eating yummy foods that are good for the body, practicing yoga, meditating, singing often, taking time for herself, and having a healthy balance of work and play.

Grown from this inclination toward wellness and nourishment, Valerie has been spending time lately in her kitchen. She has been tinkering with recreating a dip that threw her into a happy tailspin. Having perfected this vegan delight, she is kindly sharing her trade secrets with us. Enjoy this nutty, smooth, tahini inspired dip and make a batch to share with all your winter-y holiday visitors.

vegan cashew dip recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups raw cashews
1 cup water
1 tbs grape seed oil
1-2 lemons (about 5 tbs of juice)
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tbs nutritional yeast
2 1/4 tsp bragg liquid aminos
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp tahini
1/4 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp garlic powder
pinch of paprika
pinch of chili powder
salt & pepper to taste

Recipe:

Place the cashews in a food processor or high powered blender for a few minutes on low speed until it turns into butter. Add all other ingredients and blend for 1-2 minutes until you have a smooth, creamy texture.

The beauty of this recipe is you can tweak the flavor however you like. Feel free to add other spices you love like chili powder for a little heat or a smoky paprika! Store this dip in the fridge until ready to serve. It’s a good idea to make this a day ahead of time so the flavors have a change to transform into something more harmonious with time.

vegan cashew dip recipe

Valerie Somoff, aka Val or Vally Berry, spends her time away from us at the student salon getting her hours for a cosmetology / barber license. Her daily rituals to make every day sacred include practicing yoga in the morning, lighting candles at night while drinking a cup of herbal tea, lighting sustainably sourced palo santo and sage, saying prayers at her altar, and keeping healing crystals both at home and at her salon station. The best advice she’s heard lately? “Learn to laugh at the chaos of human life.” You might see her in some of her fave Namaste classes, including Melina Meza’s Gentle Yoga, Hayley Ebersole Noon Flow, and Adam Meringolo’s Vinyasa. You can find her on Insta @feeldivinebeauty (stay tuned for updates!).

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