Vegan Lemon-Dill Cashew Dip

Vegan Lemon-Dill Cashew Dip

1 Review
From:, January 2019

Pureed cashews make for a lusciously creamy dip that your guests will never guess is completely plant-based. Since it keeps well, this appetizer is also a quick solution for hungry snackers. Garnish with pickled shallots and extra capers for a briny finish.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup warm water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained, plus more for garnish
  • Pickled shallots for garnish


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Place cashews in a bowl and add warm water to cover by 1 inch. Let soak for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the cashews and transfer to a high-powered blender. Add oil, ¼ cup water, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and pepper. Process for 2 to 3 minutes, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until creamy. Add dill and capers; pulse 5 to 6 times to incorporate.
  3. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Garnish with dill sprigs, capers and/or pickled shallots, if desired.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate spread for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 123 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 14 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 159 mg sodium; 110 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat

Reviews 1

November 12, 2019
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By: crlystmbr
This is really great and full of flavor! Rare for a vegan dip. Made it for myself but definitely bringing to my next potluck. Crackers, not veggies: much better spread on a Triscuit than dipped with a carrot. Garlicky: I love garlic and usually double it in any recipe, but this had plenty. Dill: I doubled the dill and it wasn't overwhelming!
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