It's freakin delicious!!
I love chips and dip, and although I really try to not eat chips because of the rancid oil that they are fried in, I love chips and want to eat them often! Sometimes I make my own in the dehydrator, but that hasn't happened in a few weeks. Although I love it when I make chips/crackers and this reminds me that I need to do it more :)
I was munching on Bare Fruit organic apple chips from Costco and really felt like I wanted to dip them in to something. I browsed through my cabinets, and saw the melted coconut oil on my stove top (it's been pretty hot here lately). I found some cashews, and it gave me an idea!
I made a cashew buttery dip with coconut oil, coconut water, and dates. I dipped the apple chips in it and it was sooo good! Then I dipped strawberries in it for dessert. More yumminess! Then I took it to work in my lunch and dipped raw apple slices in it. I ran out of apples but spooned the rest of the dip out until it was gone. Yes, it's that good! It's rich and creamy, but smoother and thinner than nut butter because of the added coconut oil. The flavor of the cashews with coconut is divine!
The recipe is simple, and I didn't measure anything so I'll try to quantify the amount of ingredients as best as I can.
Oh, and I don't have any pictures of it because I already ATE IT ALL!!
Raw Vegan Cashew Coconut Dip/Spread
1 c. cashews (soak for a few hours)
1/2 c. melted coconut oil
1/4 c. coconut water/filtered water with 2 dates soaking in it (can do for 1/2 hr or longer to soften the dates)
Dash of vanilla
Dash of Himalayan sea salt
rain the water from the cashews and rinse. I highly recommend soaking all nuts/seeds/grains if possible, but more on that topic at another time.
Add cashews, melted coconut oil, coconut water/water and dates to blender.
You don't have to use a high speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix, so if you don't just make sure to soak the cashews and dates for a long time so that they soften enough to blend.
ou might need more cashews, more water, etc to adjust the creaminess level. This was not as hearty as nut butter, but was more runny and easy to spread. It's the perfect fruit dip for dessert. I think I might even put it on my kamut pancakes next time I make them. um!!
ope you like it! I hope to post more recipes as I make them and as the ideas come to me.