When you dip, I dip, we dip! Say hello to my new fave creamy artichoke and chive cashew dip, here just in time for the holidays. It’s the perfect vegan alternative to your average spinach dip. You know, those ones that come in a bread bowl, nothing against bread bowls but this dip is plant based perfection and will be the shining star on your seasonal spread.
Cashews are the ultimate when it comes to vegan creamy deliciousness! They can elevate any dish by giving a rich, smooth, texture whilst still maintaining a plant based dish. This dip is no exception and pairs perfectly with all your favorite dipping snacks. Most charcuterie is made up of meat and cheeses, but when making your own (and plant based) you can get a little more creative. I like to include a mix of fruits, cheese, olives, veggies, and crackers or bread. For this board I started with Triscuit Crackers and built on their hearty texture and flavour. This party pleaser can be made ahead and the dip can be enjoyed throughout the week.
I’m a big fan of dips and how versatile they are.This cashew artichoke dip is super easy to make, and can be used for dipping or spread on your favourite wrap or sandwich. If you like this recipe be sure to check out my other go to dips:
I’ve included the recipe card below, let me know in the comments what you think!
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes and up t0 3 hours
1/4 cup marinated artichokes hearts
2 heaped tbsp. fresh chive + some to garnish
1 tbsp. fresh thyme
1-2 tbsp. almond milk
1/4 cup filtered water
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
season to taste
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup water chestnuts
Into a high speed blender add all your ingredients apart from the water chestnuts. Using your tamper push down on the ingredients ensuring everything is well mixed, silky and smooth! This should take about 45 seconds to a minute!
If you like your chestnuts chunky then chop them up and add to the sauce and stir it up before serving! You can also blend them up – it’s up to you.
Serve with a garnish of chives and thyme.
Perfect with Triscuit crackers and veggies!
Lasts in a tight sealed container, in the fridge for up to 1 week!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Triscuit Crackers