Vegan Spinach Dip
Dips need neither cream nor butter
Dips can be rich sans cheese
Skip the mayo and the boring ricotta
This spinach dip is but a breeze!
Try this vegan, dairy free, sugar free and gluten free dip this Christmas. The Christmas colours are a bonus, too!
2 packed cups fresh baby spinach
¼ cup cashews, soaked in half cup warm water for 30 minutes
1 small clove of garlic (optional)
A pinch of grated nutmeg
A pinch of toasted and ground cumin
A small piece of green chilli (optional)
Lemon juice to taste
A pinch of Splenda (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Blanch the spinach leaves for a minute in hot water or zap them in a microwave for 20 seconds and then plunge into cold water. When cool, drain add the spinach to a blender and add the soaked cashews and the rest of the ingredients and grind till almost smooth. Adjust the flavours and chill.
Serve as a dip with crudités and rice (or multi-grain, if that’s ok) crackers You can use this dip as a sandwich spread as well.
Recipe by Shruti’s Blog
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