Avocado Cashew Ranch Dip

avocado cashew ranch

There’s something magical about the combination of herbs, the lemony tang and the vibrant green colour. Creamy and savoury this dip is sure to be a hit. Gluten free, dairy free, legume free – it’s a perfect addition to your spring crudité platter, served up with some roasted veggies… or as a dip for chips. It’s so delicious you’ll have a hard time not eating by the spoonful.

avocado cashew ranch

Fresh herbs are abundant at this time of year. I’ve been able to find large bunches of parsley and chives along with tender salad greens at the farmers market. It won’t be long until I’ll be able to harvest everything from my own garden (as long as the slugs and rabbits don’t get to it first)!

We built a small fence around one of or main garden areas. No rabbits have found their way in as of yet, but they did eat a good portion of the sweet peas I planted out front. It’s hard to hate such a cute furry animal.

avocado cashew ranch

avocado cashew ranch

Soak some cashews overnight, or if you forget (as I often do) soak them in some boiled water for at least 1 hour. Blend everything together and you’ll have a dip so tasty it feels almost wrong to eat it!

Avocado Cashew Ranch

adapted from: Half Baked Harvest

yields:  about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cashews, soaked overnight (or soak in hot water for at least 1 hour)
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Parsley (stems removed)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh dill (2 tsp. dried)
  • 1/4 cup Chives
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper

Drain and rinse cashews. Place all ingredients in a food processor or a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and add more salt if necessary.

 

4 Replies to “Avocado Cashew Ranch Dip”

  1. Hi! I’m so happy you posted this recipe. I’ve been craving this dip ever since you shared some with me a few weeks ago.

    I made the dip last night. It was so quick and easy, even in my mini sized and half broken food processor. I ate it with plain kettle chips and I shared it with my roommates who both have dairy allergies and gluten intolerances. Also one of whom usually “doesn’t like dill”. Everyone loved it!

    1. So glad to hear that you and your roommates like the dip! I’ve also made a few batches using white beans instead of cashews, and a few tablespoons of tahini and have been really happy with the results.

  2. This sounds absolutely delicious!! Even better that it happens to be healthy too 🙂 Saw it on food gawker and had to click over to see what it was all about! I thought it might be pea-based but avocado is even better.

    1. Thank you! It really is the most delicious dip I’ve ever made! We had it with roasted potatoes last night, and it’s my new go to dip whenever I put together a veggie platter

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