Blended cashews make for a creamy and dairy-free cheese dip. Serve with tortilla chips and veggies for an easy and healthy vegan appetizer. Source:, January 2017

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  • Place cashews in a small bowl, cover with 3/4 cup water and soak for 30 minutes. Drain cashews and rinse under cold water.

  • Place the cashews, along with lime juice, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, smoked paprika, salt and cayenne in a high-speed blender and blend on the highest setting until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides once or twice. Thin with a little water if necessary.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

109 calories; total fat 8.1g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.6g; sodium 108mg 4% DV; potassium 186mg 5% DV; carbohydrates 7.4g 2% DV; fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugar 1g; protein 3.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 157IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 13mcg; calcium 11mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 47mg; thiamin 1mg.

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