Superbowl Recipe #2. Happy Gut, Crowd-Pleasing Cashew “Cheese” Dip

Happy Gut launch party

Looking for a healthy, crowd-pleasing Superbowl snack? Touchdown!

We have two to share for your hungry football guests. Go here for Lemony Hummus and below for our Cashew “Cheese” Dip.  Both are great for gut health and make for Super Tasty Bowls.

Chef Vivian Ciofi served both at the Happy Gut book launch party to rave reviews.

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Cashew Cheese Dip

Delicious garlicky, dairy free “cheese” dip.


Makes about 2 cups
Prep time: 4 hours
Blend time: 30 secs




1 lb. raw cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours and drained

4 ounces of water

The juice of two lemons (approximately 4 ounces), separated

4 ounces of nutritional yeast

2 cloves of garlic

Salt to taste

Fresh chopped parsley to taste


Step 1:

Add the cashews, yeast, garlic, 2 ounces of water, and 2 ounces of lemon juice to a food processor.


Step 2:

Process until blended. Taste and season with salt and additional lemon juice. You can now add more garlic if you like, and add additional water and pulse to attain the consistency you like. The more liquid you add, the creamier it will be.


Step 3:

Pour the “cheese” into a bowl and fold in chopped parsley, and serve.


Contributed by Vivian Cioffi