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Raw Spinach Dip

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups cashews
1 lemon, juiced
1/3 cup water
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
sea salt or pink himalayan salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
mustard powder, to taste
2 to 3 cups spinach

What you do: 

1. Place cashews into food processor, crank up to high and grind into a fine, almost flour like consistency. The faster the speed the better when adding the liquids.
2. Add in lemon juice and slowly add in water until it is a little runnier than you would like as it will thicken once you let it stand. Add garlic, sea salt, pepper, and mustard powder.
3. Once this is processed into a ultra smooth paste (or thinner) consistency, add spinach and pulse on medium if you like the traditional chunky spinach dip texture, or on high for an ultra smooth dip!
Enjoy with raw crackers or pita.
Source of recipe: I was badly craving spinach dip one day and scoured the web for a raw recipe that I liked, but I couldn't find anything that didn't require an ingredient that I didn't have. I took a collective of a few different recipes and voila! Raw spinach dip was born!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1-2
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was insanely delicious! I soaked the cashews for a few hours before preparing the dip. Even my omni friends couldn't get enough!

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I thought this was really good. I used soaked cashews and didn't have any problem with grainy- or grittiness. I was hoping that my toddler would like it, but she said that it was "spicy" (I'm a total spice wimp and the dip was in no way spicy). I think two cloves of garlic was too much for her and will try it with one small clove next time. Hopefully she'll eat it then.

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I made this to go with raw veggies last night, and it was pretty good. I couldn't get the cashews to grind down as fine as I wanted them too, so the dip wasn't smooth, but the taste of it was really good :)

Sometimes you have to scrape the sides down and blend a little longer, it all depends on how powerful your processor is.
You could probably use a blender too, I would just hand chop the spinach and mix it in by hand afterwards if you wanted it to have some texture, otherwise you could blend all the ingredients together!

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I made this to go with raw veggies last night, and it was pretty good. I couldn't get the cashews to grind down as fine as I wanted them too, so the dip wasn't smooth, but the taste of it was really good :)

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