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Exquisite Leek and Cashew Appetizer [Vegan]

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Here’s an easy, crowd-pleasing recipe for a delicious appetizer, ideal to bring along when you’re invited to a party. Everybody likes the taste of the cashew nuts mixed with the sweet leeks. It can be served lukewarm or cold with radishes, carrot and cucumber sticks, chicory leaves, or crackers.

Exquisite Leek and Cashew Appetizer [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


  • 2 leeks, thoroughly rinsed and cut into slices
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely cut
  • 1 cup salted roasted cashew nuts (preferably buy them raw and roast/salt them yourself)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Warm up a pan and sweat the garlic and the leeks over medium heat
  2. Add 1 cup of boiling water, cover with the lid and allow to cook in low heat for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add salt, pepper and dried oregano, mix well. Remove from the fire and let it cool down.
  4. Add the cashew nuts in a food processor and grind briefly. You want to grind the nuts into small pieces, not make cashew nut butter.
  5. Also add the Leeks into the food processor and mix everything until obtaining a smooth texture. Enjoy!


Tip: Leeks need to be thoroughly rinsed to remove any sand or earth. Cut off the root and remove the hard edges and any leaves that might have lost their color. Slice lengthwise once to be able to rinse properly under running water, then cut into slices/half rings.





Hi, my name is Bessy and since I overcame my binge-eating disorder, my mission became helping others heal from their disordered eating. My background and personal history with binge-eating made me have a simple approach to food: what I make, eat and share should be healthy and taste great. I hope my recipes will inspire you to go for natural, nourishing and wholesome food, every day! Find me on Happy Eating Happy Living.



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3 Years Ago

Thank you Bessy! I tried this recipe last night and it was simply de-li-cious! Even the kids loved it!


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