Cleansing Cashew Artichoke Dip
This artichoke dip recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. You will enjoy this cleansing cashew artichoke dip!!
Cashew Artichoke Dip
Yield 12 servings
- 2 cups of cashews
- 20 oz package of spinach (fresh or frozen)
- 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
- You can also add 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a more cheese flavor
Step #1: 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.
Step #2: 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
Step #3: If using frozen spinach, than defrost it and squeeze out the excess water.
Step #4: Drain and chop the artichokes
Step #5: Sauté the onions until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
Step #6: Stir in the chopped artichokes, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne and heat through.
Step #7: Add in the spinach and lemon juice and stir until heated through.
Step #8: Stir in the cashew cream- heat until well mixed and softened.
Step #9: 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.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Courses Side Dish
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9 g
Total Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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.