Cashew Nut Humous (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

cashew nut humous

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


22 thoughts on “Cashew Nut Humous (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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