Cashew Basil Parsley Dip
juice of 1 fresh lemon, organic
6-8 cherry tomatoes, organic
120g raw cashews, organic, soaked in purified water for 2-4 hours, rinsed thoroughly
20g fresh basil leaves, organic
20g fresh parsley, organic
sea salt, to your liking ( I love Maldon Salt)
pinch of cayenne
fresh chili (optional)
You can substitute cashews for other nuts and seeds, please keep the soaking time in mind accordingly. Soaking nuts and seeds will maximize the nutritional value and make them easier to digest. Remember to rinse them thoroughly before blending.
By adding more water the dip becomes a delicious dressing – you may need to add salt, lemon and cayenne for the flavor.
To make the dip:
Blend all ingredients together in your high-speed blender in the order listed. I use my Vitamix to achieve the most creamy, aromatic texture. Turn the dial to 1 and slowly increase speed to 10. Use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades. Blend for 30 seconds or longer until desired consistency is reached.
Cashews do not only give this delicious dip its sweet, creamy, rich taste but also makes it a great energy boosting snack. Cashew nuts are packed with antioxidants, are an abundant source of minerals and good in essential vitamins – and can support healthy nerves, healthy heart and healthy bones.
Enjoy this creamy, nourishing and delicious snack.
Recipe by Bels™