Faux Real Cheese Dip

 

This “cheese” dip came at the perfect time! Being dairy free is great for our health and beauty, but sometimes you just get a craving for some yummy cheese! Well this dip does NOT disappoint. It’s perfect as a snack, for a party, or just eat it straight from the bowl and then lick it clean like I did not do…or did I? Ooops! I served it when I had guests over and it was the star of the evening; even the skeptical husbands gobbled it right up! I love eating it with some crisp corn chips, veggies sticks, or gluten free pretzels.

I hope you enjoy this dip as much as I did! And my guess is, you’ll never miss the real deal again.

 

Faux Real Cheese Dip
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

INGREDIENTS
3/4 CUP RAW CASHEWS, SOAKED AT LEAST 1 HOUR
1 CUP COCONUT MILK
1/3 CUP NUTRITIONAL YEAST
2 TEASPOONS HOT SAUCE
2 TABLESPOONS KIMCHI JUICE
1/2 TEASPOON CHILI POWDER
1/2 TEASPOON SALT & PEPPER
1 TABLESPOON CASSAVA FLOUR (TAPIOCA STARCH)
1/2 CUP CHOPPED KIMCHI

Instructions
Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth.
Add blender contents to a small saucepan and heat on low until warm. Whisk constantly to avoid clumping and stir until slightly thickened, about 3 – 5 minutes.
Serve warm with tortilla chips or veggies and enjoy!

(Recipe adapted from here)

Cashews: Cashews have heart healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to that found in olive oil. They also contain copper, an essential nutrient, which provides a healthy dose of antioxidants benefits, energy production and bone health. They can help prevent gallstones and also aids in weight loss! Eat your cashews sparingly; some of them can contain high amounts of mold depending on the way they were grown.

Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is super high in b-complex. We need b-complex for our nervous system and brain health! It also has all 9 amino acids, making it a complete protein.