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Ten by Ten: Ultimate Easy Cashew Dip

Ten by Ten: Ultimate Easy Cashew Dip

 

Introducing our new recipe series: the Ten by Ten!  We'll be showcasing amazing healthy dishes you can make with less than 10 ingredients, in less than 10 minutes of prep. The Good Stuff's smoothies have you covered for breakfast; #TheTenByTen is for everything else.

This post is by Priscilla Young, The Good Stuff Nutrition Co-op.

Who doesn’t love a good cashew dip? As a student and someone who is always trying to save a dollar or two, a homemade dip is always something I opt for and love to make. Dips are not complicated, but it is all about picking simple flavorful ingredients that pair well together!

As a nutritionist and a foodie, I like to make recipes that are versatile for any occasion. This recipe is perfect as a dip, a spread, or can be made into a sauce.

If you don’t have a food processor or some high tech blender, no worries! With this recipe, I used a Magic Bullet.

The most important key to this recipe is slowly adding water to get the desired consistency. 

Let's get started!

CASHEW DIP INGREDIENTS: 

  • 200 grams unsalted whole cashews
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • ½ lemon
  • 50-60 mL of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 5 tsp. coconut sugar
  • Water

THE STEPS:

  1. Measure out ingredients.
  2. Place ingredients except for sesame seeds into the blender.
    1. I use a magic bullet for smaller batches. For a larger batch, opt for a food processor or a bigger blender.
      Cashew Dip Magic Bullet
  3. Add 150 mL water to start and blend.
    1. Keep adding 50-100 mL of water at a time to achieve desired consistency and all cashews are fully blended.
    2. Note: more water will make it into a more liquid and creamier texture.
  4. Transfer to mason jar or bowl and top with sesame seeds.
  5. Enjoy your fresh homemade dip!

 Cashew Dip with Sesame Seeds

USES

I have a few favourite uses for this dip:

  • A dip for veggies or tortilla chips
  • Spread onto sandwiches or burgers
  • Pasta sauce. This is a fun one! 
    • To use as a sauce, thin out dip by using more water, add in more nutritional yeast, add it the pan with your cooked pasta and some heat, and voila!

What is your favourite dip? Leave a comment below!

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