This is a simple dip with tons of flavor that takes not time to make! Dr. Alejandro Junger, Clean Program's Founder loves making using this recipe on salads or with crudites. It's also a favorite of Clean Program's frequenter, the stunning Meghan Markle.
The Many Health Benefits of Cashews
Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They're also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health. As you know, when doing Clean 21 or Clean 7, we tout introducing nuts like Cashews over peanuts since they offer less inflammation to the gut and are not highly refined like peanuts. Learn more about what you can and cannot eat to help empower a Clean centric way of eating not just on the cleanse, but for every day living here.
How to Make Spicy Cashew Dip
1/2 cup of raw cashews
Juice 1 lime ( if you can't juice a lime, we invite you to substitute with organic lime juice, which you can easily find at any grocery store.)
Juice 1 small lemon (if you can't juice a lemon, feel free to purchase organic cold pressed lemon juice on your next trip to the grocery store.)
1 to 2 handfuls of fresh cilantro leaves (Dr. Alejandro Junger likes more cilantro flavor, so he uses two handfuls from the farmer market or garden. But add to taste. If you are not a fan of cilantro, you can replace with Arugula or Basil.)
1 garlic clove
About 1/2 cup of water
About 1/2 of a fresh jalapeño (quick tip, keep the seeds in the pepper for a little extra spice!)
In a blender, puree all the ingredients for exactly 15 seconds to the mixture stays a little chunky.
Why We Love this Dip
Not only is this dip cleanse approved and part of Dr. Junger's Clean Gut Program, we love it because it satisfies the need for a delicious snack and go-to Clean hack for when you're craving something that delivers flavor, punch and that satiating feeling. With spring and summer approaching, this pairs fabulously well on snack plates, ranging from crudite platters, we've even seen it on salads, summer cold soups and with flax seed crackers. Want more Clean approved recipes? Click here or grab Dr. Junger's Clean Eats book for more recipe inspiration.