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; 8.1 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 108 mg sodium. 186 mg potassium; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3.5 g protein; 157 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 13 mcg folate; 11 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 47 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;

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