Cashew nut humous-type dip

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I love cashew nuts, they’ve always been a favourite of mine but they went up even further in my estimations when I discovered a while back that they contain natural mood lifting properties. According to the people that know these things, a handful of cashews can be as helpful for the blues as taking herbal supplements. As you can imagine this was amazing news to my ears :)

I enjoy a good dip, and often make them as an easy entrée when we have guests over. Hubby detests chick peas – along with lentils, quinoa and various other veggie food – he’s a true caveman! Anyway, cashews make a wonderful alternative. The dip tastes better (in my opinion) and I never get any complaints from him.

Ingredients for a large bowl:
250g cashew nuts
50ml extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp tahini
Juice of a lemon
Large clove of garlic
1/4 – 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste

Method:
– soak the nuts in a large bowl of cold water for four hours. Then drain in a sieve and rinse thoroughly. This will make them easier to grind and digest

- put the nuts into your blender or food processor, with all the other ingredients and whiz until smooth

- serve with crudities or cucumber slices for a low carb option

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22 thoughts on “Cashew nut humous-type dip”

      1. I will have to wait until my son goes to college or I go to a friends and take it with me as my son has a deadly allergy to nuts. Sad for me because this sounds like something I would love. I love nuts.

      2. He can out grow being allergic to eggs but not nuts as he is antiphlatic. But he can get less severe as he gets older which I am hoping for. It’s so scary everywhere we go.

  1. This is definitely a recipe I am going to try! Sounds even better now knowing that cashews have mood lifting properties (who knew?). x Mel

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