Spicy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
If you are looking for new ways to use cashews whether you are vegan or not, try the Spicy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip. An easy recipe to follow, it elimiates cheese and sour cream mixing in cashew cream instead. Cashew adds a richness and natural sweetness that pairs well with garlic, artichoke hearts and spinach, key ingredients for the recipe.
Health Benefit Of Cashews
An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, Cashews have a buttery, sweet, yet salty taste.
Although cashews are classified as low fiber nuts, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These include Vitamins E, K, and B6, along with minerals like phosphorus, zinc, copper, magnesium, iron, and selenium, all of which are important for maintaining good bodily function.
Consumption of cashews has been linked to cancer and diabetes prevention, heart health, eye health, blood health, and weight maintenance. It also combats high blood pressure, hair health, bone health, nerve health, healthy gums and teeth, aids digestion, eliminates free radicals and prevents gallstones.
Cashews make a great replacement for animal fats and proteins, and their delicious flavor makes them a satisfying snack.
Health Benefit Of Spinach
Spinach a super food is loaded with healthy nutrients that support bone health, low blood pressure, good digestion, healthy skin, hair and prevention for developing asthma and cancer.
It also has the following advantages:
- Alkalizes the body
- prevents formation of cellulite
- helps with weight loss
- improves eyesight
- rich in vitamins and minerals
- strengthens blood vessels
- normalizes bowel function
- strengthens gums and teeth
- lower blood sugar levels
- high in iron
Vegan, Gluten Free And Vegetarian
- 1 1/4 cups (175g) raw cashews
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 10 oz (280g) baby spinach
- 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened soy milk (any non-dairy milk works also)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 tsp pilpelchuma (or your favorite spice blend)
- 1 TBS lime juice
- 3/4 to 1 cup (150g) roughly chopped artichoke hearts
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