Cilantro Dip


I'll warn you up front....this is the perfect dip.  It's a refreshing flavor change from anything else you've ever eaten.  It's perfect for taking to a party to share, as an appetizer for a dinner party or just make it for yourself & eat it with raw veggies for an amazing afternoon snack.  

It requires a little bit of pre-planning because the cashews need to soak for an hour, but as soon as that is done, you can whip this up in about 10 minutes.  I also love how pretty it looks all bright green & colorful next to a plate of fresh veggies, but if you want to eat it with some crackers, these are amazing.  You could also put it on these wraps or this flatbread from my pizza recipe.


Cilantro Dip


3 bunches cilantro, chopped
1 cup raw cashews
1 small can, mild chopped green chilis, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried chopped onion
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons water + more for soaking cashews
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt


place cashews in a medium size bowl & cover with very warm {almost hot} water for 1 hour. 

while the cashews soak, combine cilantro, garlic, chilis & ginger.  then add in salt & dried onion. mix well.

once the cashews are done soaking, drain & place in a high speed blender along with 3 tablespoons water, lemon juice & apple cider vinegar.  process on high for about 75 seconds, scraping sides as needed.  this should become a very creamy consistency.  alternately, this could be done in a food processor.

stir the cashew cream into the cilantro mixture, mixing well.

refrigerate at least one hour & stir before serving.  

*prepare this dip up to
3 days in advance of serving,
stir before serving


Love, Cara