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Overhead view of creamy herb dip in a black bowl served with crackers, chips and cucumber.

Creamy Herb Dip (Vegan)

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dips and Spreads
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Creamy Herb Dip is ultra thick and smooth with a rich cashew base and a few basic seasonings. It’s completely dairy-free and easy to pull together for game day snacks or to serve on a vegan charcuterie board!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives

Instructions

  1. Add the cashews to a glass dish and cover with hot water. Let soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the cashews and add them to a blender jar along with the nut milk, lemon juice, onion, garlic powder and salt. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in the oregano, basil and chives and pulse a few times until mixed through but not fully blended in.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving with veggies, crackers, pretzels or bread.
  5. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and enjoy within 5-7 days.

Notes

  1. Feel free to adjust the amount of herbs, onion, garlic or salt to suit your taste.
  2. In order to get the flecks of herbs throughout the dip, be sure to add the dried herbs after the other ingredients have been processed together.
  3. If you want to use fresh herbs, triple the amount and add them to the blender at the same time as the other ingredients.
  4. This dip is best after it sits in the refrigerator for a few hours, which allows the flavours to blend together.
  5. I recommend using a high-powered food processor or blender. If your blender or food processor isn’t powerful, you’ll need to blend the mixture for a bit longer and it might not get as creamy. You might also want to soak your cashews overnight instead of just for 30 minutes.
  6. I like to blend this dip together in the smoothie cup that came with my blender. In my experience, it creates a creamier texture compared to a full sized blender or food processor.
  7. The total recipe time includes time for the cashews to soak and for the dip to chill. The actual hands on time is only 10 minutes.
  8. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: onion herb dip, cashew spread