cashew nut humous
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Cashew Nut Humous (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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.

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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

– 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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  1. Thanks hon, hope he enjoys it 🙂

  2. Wow genius idea, nuts hate me but my husband would LOVE this! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  3. It’s fab Kate! Let me know if you try it 🙂

  4. LOVE cashews, this sounds lovely. I make cashew butter 🙂

  5. Let me know if you try it hon!

  6. Love cashews, love humous, win win 🙂 thanks for sharing #TastyTuesdays

  7. Sorry to hear this 🙁

  8. 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.

  9. Bless him Jenny, poor little dude. Really hope he outgrows them xx

  10. I know, I was really pleased to discover this 🙂

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Let me know if you try it out Jenny 🙂

  14. You should try it, it really is lovely 😉

  15. Oooohh I’m not a huge fan of dips normally, I’m so boring. Love cashews so I bet this is lovely. #TastyTuesdays

  16. I love humus so I think I would love this too. Great for party dips. i will have to test it out. #tastytuesdays

  17. Exactly, cashews are fab!

  18. It’s so yummy Sam, and my kids love it too 🙂

  19. Thanks Cat, let me know how you.get on. Hope the move went well, need to catch up on your blog asap xxx

  20. cat1978 says:

    I will definitely try this, thank you!!! xxx

  21. I love cashews too – this sounds really nice! #tastytuesdays

  22. Noooo… chick peas are so good! Glad you came to a compromise with cashews – how can anyone not like the?

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