There’s no need to miss out on creamy dips just because you’ve ditched dairy. There are so many delicious and creative ways to make a luxuriously creamy dip sans milk. One of the best ways is cashew! Soaked and blended cashews makes such a wonderful creamy base for a multitude of dishes – ice cream, cheese, sauce – you name it. If you’re looking for some dairy-free dipliciousness, we’ve got you covered with these creamy, dairy-free cashew-based dips!
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1. Caramelized Onion Cashew Cheese Dip
This Caramelized Onion Cashew Cheese Dip by Liv King is perfect to serve with bread, crackers, and even fresh vegetables. It’s an extremely versatile sauce so don’t worry about having leftovers. You’ll find many ways to serve this flavorful caramelized onion cashew cheese dip!
3. Whole Food Nachos With Mockamole Green Dip
Quick, easy, Whole Food Nachos With Mockamole Green Dip by Agnes Potier-Murphy! They’re made in a frying pan, but would probably be just as easy to cook in the oven for even crunchier results. The recipe given here is for plain nachos, but they would also be great if they were spruced up a bit: think garlic powder, paprika, chili, cumin, etc. If they get a bit soft, just crisp them back up for a few minutes in a pan or in the oven. As for the creamy parsley dipping sauce, it’s called mock-amole because it’s very close in taste to guacamole, interestingly! The cashews give it a deliciously creamy texture and the parsley makes it taste super fresh! There’s also a bit of tang from the lemon and a kick of tabasco. So tasty! If there’s anyone out there who happens to be allergic to avocado, they should try this one out! Enjoy these vegan nachos with a huge bowl of colorful salad or other party sides!
4. ‘Vegveeta’ Cheese Dip
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This ‘Vegveeta’ Cheese Dip by Dreena Burton has a mild flavor that can be used to accompany so many different foods. It has a creamy cashew base and is flavored with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, tahini, paprika, and salt. Feel free to add nooch too! It’s quite simple to make––just mix and then heat in a saucepan. This vegan velveeta is so nostalgic and perfect for parties. You have to give it a try!
5. Paleo Seven Layer Dip
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You’ll surely be the life of the party if you bring this awesome Paleo Seven Layer Dip by Rachel Carr. With sunflower seed frijoles, guac, butternut squash “queso,” meat-free chorizo, and more, nobody will believe that this is made entirely from whole foods, plant-based ingredients! Each layer is packed with flavor and nutrients, and moreover, is gorgeously colorful. Who wouldn’t want to chow down?
6. ‘Goat’ Cheese Pesto Dip
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Although this probably won’t pass as a straight-up goat cheese substitute, no one will mind since they will be too busy inhaling this tangy goodness. Weekend here we come, pretzels and Abby Thompson‘s ‘Goat’ Cheese Pesto Dip on the docket!
7. Lemon Artichoke Dip
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This creamy, dreamy, drool-worthy Lemon Artichoke Dip by Kimmy Murphy is a must-make. This artichoke dip is made from a base of cashews that are blended with lemon juice, cheesy nutritional yeast, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Marinated artichoke hearts are folded into the dip before it gets popped into the oven and baked until warm and bubbly. Pair this with a big bowl of chips or fresh cut veggies.
8. Red Pepper Cashew Queso Dip with Baked Tortilla Chips
This vegan Red Pepper Cashew Queso Dip with Baked Tortilla Chips by Christine DesRoches is quick to make and tastes so similar to the traditional dairy version. Served alongside these baked tortilla chips that are gluten-free, corn-free, and vegan. Perfect party food! Pro tip: serve this dip immediately, when it’s still warm – that’s when it’s outrageous. Leftovers are still good out of the fridge, but warm is really the way to go.
9. Fig and Cashew Dip
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This creamy, delicious, and luxurious Fig and Cashew Dip by Ashley Smyczek is perfect for your next party or gathering. Delicious with apples, crackers, dried fruit, or whatever else you can think to put it on, it’s sure to be a hit. Dig in!
10. Spinach Artichoke Dip
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This vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip by Hannah Sunderani is cheesy, creamy, and savory. Share when entertaining to really impress a crowd. You can serve it with toasted baguettes, nacho chips, or gluten-free crackers.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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