Cashew Cream Dill Dip with Dried Fruit & Veggie Chips

Okay so I found the best thing ever! Dill cashew cream at my local health food store, but it’s expensive so I figured why not make it myself  with vegetable chips? These chips were made in my dehydrator and are perfect to add to a platter to take to a party with this dip or any other dip  that takes your fancy. You can get into the Christmas theme and make all the vegetables on the platter green and red such as red peppers, green peppers, cucumber, celery, broccoli, beet chips and tomato wedges. You can also have fresh fruit with a sweet cashew cream. The options of healthy eating are endless, so have fun with it.

Ingredients

  • Any fruit or vegetable of your choice sliced fresh or dehydrated
  • On this platter I had – zucchini, broccoli, tomato, pineapple and apple
  • I would also recommend carrot, celery, cucumber and peppers

Dill Cashew Cream:

  • 1 cup (150 g) cashews, soaked for 2 hours and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water, add more if needed
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill (or 2 tsp dried)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives (2 tsp dried)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, crushed
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

 

 

Directions

  1. Wash and chop vegetables and fruit.
  2. For the dried platter, I added cinnamon to the apples and chili powder to the zucchini and pineapple for extra flavor. (I always remember travelling through Thailand and enjoying chili powder on fresh fruit sticks).
  3. I dehydrated my produce for 8 hours at 110F (45C).
  4. Blend dill cashew cream ingredients in a high power blender until smooth.
  5. Enjoy with your fresh or dried chopped vegetables and fruit.

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes (for cream only)
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6 - 8

Substitutions

  • Cashews – macadamias, blanched almonds
  • Dill – basil, oregano, thyme
  • Chives – onion, scallions (shallots)
  • Olive oil – avocado oil, flaxseed or hemp seed oil
  • Lemon – lime

Calories: 110

Fat: 10g

Trans Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 3g