Cleansing Cashew Artichoke Dip
This recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Esthetician specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.
Cashew Artichoke Dip Ingredients:
2 cups of cashews
20 oz package of spinach
½ cup chopped onions
2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 tsp of pink salt
1 tsp of onion powder
½ tsp of garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne
1 tbsp of lemon juice
2 (14 oz) jars of artichoke hearts
2 oz of grass-fed cheese
Cashew Artichoke Dip Instructions:
- Find a mixing bowl (about medium in size) and soak cashews in filtered water in the refrigerator over night or for a minimum of 2 hours.
- When finished soaking, drain the cashews and put them in a food processor or high speed blender and put enough water to barely cover them in the blender/food processer.
- Blend until smooth
- If using frozen spinach, than defrost it and squeeze out the excess water.
- Drain and cop the artichokes
- Sauté the onions until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
- Stir in the chopped artichokes, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne and heat through.
- Add in the spinach and lemon juice and stir until heated through.
- Stir in the cashew cream- heat until well mixed and softened.
- If adding cheese, add now until melted and well incorporated.
- OPTIONAL: I like to take the mixture and throw it into my blender and pulse it for a minute or two to the mixture is more creamy and well mixed together.
- You can use fresh or frozen spinach
- You can also add 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a more cheese flavor
Dr Jockers Comments:
Onions and garlic are rich in sulfur compounds which help to improve liver detoxification. Artichokes are one of the best prebiotic foods that help to feed the natural microbes to support healthy digestion, immunity and nutrient absorption. Soaking the cashews helps to remove anti-nutrients and improve the bodies ability to digest and assimilate them.
You can also find a number of different healthier chip options to use with this such as
Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips – here
Jackson’s Honest Purple Heirloom Chips – here
Jicama Chips – here
Rosemary and Sea Salt Crackers – here
Or my favorite – Paleo Thin Crackers – here
I know you and your family will enjoy this recipe! Great one to use for parties, sporting events and other traditional chip and dip type of events.