Herby Green Dip

BY NANCY HALA

I love reading dip recipes online. They all sound ooohy-gooey and delicious. They’re party food, which is the greatest food on earth. The trouble is that most dips are heavy with sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and other cheese. A few scoopfuls of it and your Health & Wellness Pillar is blown.

This one is different. Not only is it fantastically yummy and simple to make, it is creamy but clean. Zesty yet healthy. Good for you in every way: mind, body and spirit. And it pairs nicely with a cocktail.

 

Herby Green Dip

MAKES: 2 Cups

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes (Prep Time + Cooking Time)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup raw, unsalted cashews

4 dates, pitted

2 garlic cloves, peeled

½ cup fresh basil, rinsed

½ cup fresh cilantro, rinsed

¼ cup fresh mint, rinsed

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 lemons, juiced

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons water

Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

Soak cashews in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes.

Blend the dates and garlic in a Cuisinart.

Add the basil, parsley, mint, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, and blend.

Season with salt and pepper.

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