Some like it hot””others prefer it dairy free. We’re talkin’ dip here! And this recipe gives you the best of both worlds: “cheesy” texture and flavor concocted from cashews and nutritional yeast, plus a hint of heat from chipotle pepper powder. Try it with veggies, blue corn chips, gluten-free crackers or anything that tastes even better dunked, or use it as a spread or filling (check back next week for a Spicy Stuffed Peppers recipe that puts it to good use!).
Spicy Chipotle Cashew “Cheeze”
1 cup cashews
¼ cup water (or more, to create desired consistency)
3 Tbsp. cilantro
½ tsp. chipotle powder (or more, to taste)
Juice of ½ lemon
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley
¼ cup nutritional yeast
1-2 cloves garlic
¼ cup green onion, chopped
1. In a jar or container of your choice, cover cashews with water. Let soak for one hour, refrigerated. Drain and rinse.
2. Add cashews and remaining ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend to desired consistency (chunky or smooth).
3. Serve as a dip, spread or use in recipes as a filling. Cheeze may be stores in an airtight container for up to a week.