Recently I had the opportunity to go on Lunch Break Live with Jane Velez Mitchell and share one of my favorite Get Your Vibes recipes, the always versatile and super easy Cashew Garlic Dip!
I like to make this recipe at the start of each week because I enjoy adding a dollop on my salads, soups, toast and have it ready as a dip for any impromptu hang outs at my house. It’s convenient and has great flavor.
Start by soaking the cashews in 2 ½ cups in hot water for about 45 minutes to an hour. Drain the cashews but save at least 1 cup of water, it’s important that all the cashews are covered by the hot water. In a high-powered blender or nutribullet, add the cashews, cloves of garlic, black pepper, salt, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and then add the cashew water and blend!
It really is that easy! I love to plate it and serve it as a crudité plate, as a spread on a sandwich as opposed to mayo, and like I mentioned earlier I love adding a dollop on top of my salad, soup or even a pasta dish, it also is a great replacement for sour cream! So, as you see its simple, healthy and there are so many ways to enjoy it!
1 ½ cups of cashews
2-3 cloves of garlic (depending on your flavor pallet)
Juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon of black pepper
¼ teaspoon of sea salt
¼ cup of nutritional yeast