Creamy Cashew and Onion Dip Recipe

Creamy Cashew and Onion Dip
Creamy Cashew and Onion Dip

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A homemade cashew cream topped with shallots that have been quickly caramelized in a skillet creates a party dip guests will just keep coming back for.

Hands-On Time: * 15 mins
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Total Time: * 4 mins
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Servings: * 9
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Yield:
2 1/4 cups

Ingredients

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  • 10 ounces raw unsalted cashews
  • Boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil, such as avocado or grapeseed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, cover 10 ounces of raw unsalted cashews with boiling water. Let them stand for 15 minutes.

    Creamy French Onion Dip – The secret to the best onion dip!

    Creamy French Onion Dip – The secret to the best onion dip!
    Creamy French Onion Dip – The secret to the best onion dip!

  2. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of neutral oil, such as avocado or grapeseed, over medium-low heat. Add 1 cup thinly sliced shallots, 3 cloves of sliced garlic, and 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt. Cook, covered, for 12 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Uncover the skillet and increase the heat to high. Cook and stir for an additional 3 minutes or until the shallots turn golden brown.

  4. Drain the cashews and transfer them to the bowl of a food processor. Add 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika. Process for 5 minutes or until smooth.

  5. Fold in half of the caramelized shallot mixture into the cashew cream. Top with the remaining shallot mixture when serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

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  • Calories: 229
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 255mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Total Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin C: 1.9mg
  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Potassium: 271mg
  • Folate: 13.9mcg
  • Vitamin B-6: 0.2mg

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Enjoy this delicious creamy cashew and onion dip at your next gathering! The combination of the velvety cashew cream and the caramelized shallots creates a rich and flavorful dip that will keep your guests coming back for more. Serve it with your favorite chips, crackers, or vegetables for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

This recipe is quick and easy to make. Soaking the cashews in boiling water helps soften them and makes them easier to blend into a smooth cream. Caramelizing the shallots adds a sweet and savory depth of flavor to the dip.

Cashews are not only delicious but also offer several health benefits. They are a good source of healthy fats, protein, and essential minerals like iron and potassium. Additionally, the shallots provide antioxidants and vitamins, making this dip a nutritious choice for your party spread.

Whether you’re hosting a game night, a family gathering, or simply craving a tasty snack, this creamy cashew and onion dip is sure to be a hit. Give it a try and delight your guests with this irresistible appetizer that will keep them coming back for more.

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