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Recipe: Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese

Feeling a little bored with eating naked raw veggies? Whole grain toast or flax bread with no spread? Lentil noodles with boring sauce?  Then you need to whip up my Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese recipe and dip, then spread and slather it all over just about everything!


Cashew cream cheese is awesome! And I've made my own recipe with lots of fresh dill!

Super yummy and full of flavor, my Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese is sure to become a family favorite!

It's also ridiculously easy to make!

Cashews Are Super Healthy For You

Like all nuts, cashews are very good for you AND daily nut consumption is recommended to prevent heart disease.

So go ahead and eat some nuts!

As well as being full of creamy goodness, cashews have lots of minerals in them including magnesium, which is especially helpful when you're trying to control your blood sugar.

And the good news doesn't stop there!

In research studies, cashews were linked to lower blood pressure levels too!

Cashews contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are healthy fats.

These fats are the kind of fats you need to eat so your heart will be healthy.

Eating cashews and other nuts can also help you have healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels too.

Dill Is Very Good For You

Dill has been used in traditional herbal medicine for many centuries.

Many studies have shown dill lowers blood glucose and high cholesterol, and balances other blood lipid problems too.

Dill is also known to have anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.

Dill can also be helpful with digestive problems.

It sounds like adding dill to your diet would be a great idea!

See this basket of dill? This is how much I use in this recipe. Don't be scared to use lots of dill...unless, of course, you're frightened of eating green cashew cheese!

Trying to eat healthy all on your own is too darn hard.

In the Healthy U Group we encourage each other to eat better...

Recipe: Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese

You need a food processor to make this recipe.

Makes: about 3 cups

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • Juice from 2 fresh lemons (no seeds)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Huge bunch fresh dill (use lots and lots...as much as you can grasp in your hand)
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 clove fresh garlic (optional)     



Juice your lemons while making sure to discard all the seeds (lemon seeds will make your Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese bitter).

Wash your dill and make sure there is no excess water on it. Put all your ingredients in a food processor and put your machine on the main setting (usually the 'on' button, not pulse).

Your cashews, dill and other ingredients will quickly get all creamy. You might have to stop your machine and scrape down the sides to make sure everything gets all mixed evenly.

Total food processing time is usually about 4 minutes.

Your Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese will turn green. This is normal! 

My Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, but it's unlikely it will last that long!

Is Soaking the Cashews Necessary?

You do NOT have to pre-soak the cashews for my Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese recipe.

If you choose to soak your cashews, the Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese will be slightly more creamy.

Nut Soaking Tips!

NEVER soak your nuts for more than a few hours at room temperature since bacteria can quickly grow and you'll likely get a tummy ache if you eat the nuts.   

If you want to soak your nuts for many hours or overnight, soak your nuts in the fridge.

Discard the soaking water and rinse your cashews well after soaking!

Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese Suggestions

You can eat my Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese with just about everything!

These are my favorite things to eat with my Creamy Cashew Dilly Cheese.


About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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