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Spicy Cashew Cheese Dip

Garlicky Greens Swapple dipped in vegan cashew cheeseCan't do dairy? We've got you covered. This dip is made entirely from cashews and a handful of other simple, plant-based ingredients - just like our Swapples!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Garlicky Greens, Tomato Basil, or Everything Swapples
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight*
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups water, filtered
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste

*in a pinch? Do a quick soak by adding the cashews to boiling water, and boil for 15 minutes, then drain.

Instructions:

  1. Prepare your Swapples by microwaving them until defrosted through the center (about 2 minutes, 1 minute if you do one at a time), then toasting for 10 minutes in a toaster or oven. Alternatively, toast for 20-25 minutes from frozen.
  2. While your Swapples are toasting, place the rest of the ingredients into a blender, and blend on high for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  3. Transfer the blended mixture to a nonstick pan over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, turn the heat down to low.
  4. Stirring often to prevent sticking or burning, allow the dip to reduce to your desired thickness. This should only take a few minutes. If it gets too thick, thin it out by stirring in some more water, 1/4 cup at a time.
  5. Season with more salt or cayenne as desired.
  6. Serve warm with your toasted Swapples or other favorite snack!

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