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Dec 8, 2016 BY Joy McCarthy

Creamy Cashew Veggie Dip

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If ever there was a recipe to help you eat more veggies, this is it!! Every time I make this dip for a party, Walker, Vienna and I end up eating a good chunk of it before it gets to the party. And if I can get Vienna to eat anything other than hummus then I feel like I’m winning — she LOVES this dip. 

This wonderful recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and totally detox-friendly. In fact, it is a recipe from my new book Joyous Detox!

I created a video so you could see how easy it is to make. 

The addition of the lemon and apple cider vinegar gives it a tangy zippy zing that I love! It’s a dip you’ll want to make time and time again. 

The only thing you need to plan ahead is to soak the cashews. I recommend soaking for 2 to 4 hours. Or if you remember to put them in water before you got to bed then you can soak them overnight. 

Here’s the recipe!

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  • 1-1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  1. Soak cashews in 1 cup of room temp water for at least 2 hours and drain.
  2. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Pulse until creamy. Enjoy with crunchy veggie sticks.
  3. Dip keeps in fridge for up to a week.


Makes approximately 2 cups.

I hope you had a chance to try my Chocolate Chia Mousse recipe from Joyous Detox. I posted it last week to give you a taste test of what you’ll get in my new cookbook. 

 If you’re looking for more dip recipes, check out these 4 recipes. 

Have an awesomely joyous weekend! 

Dec 8, 2016 BY Joy McCarthy
Gingersnap   •   August 24, 2018

I’m doing Whole 30 and can’t have honey or maple syrup. Is there a substitute you can think of that would be ok?? Medjool dates possibly??? 🤷🏼‍♀️ This sounds so good but don’t want to ruin it!!

Joy McCarthy   •   August 24, 2018

Anita   •   August 25, 2018

just wondering why raw vs roasted cashews????? Thanks Joy, your amazing....

Joy McCarthy   •   August 29, 2018

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