Chipotle Cashew Dressing - Oil-Free, Spicy Vegan Recipe

This spicy Chipotle Dressing uses soaked cashews for a creamy, oil-free consistency. Use this healthy, plant-based, gluten-free sauce over Quinoa salad, Mushroom Tacos, or a simple raw Southwest Salad.  You'll eat up this Mexican flavor in this smoky vegan recipe.

EASY       Servings: 12           Ready In: 5 minutes

Chipotle Cashew Dressing - Healthy, Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Spicy Recipe with Mexican Smoky Flavor

Chipotle Cashew Dressing - Healthy, Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based Spicy Recipe with Mexican Smoky Flavor

Chef's Tip: Soaking the cashews overnight helps soften them. If you find you don’t remember to do this, you can substitute with cashew butter. For ¾ cup whole cashews, you’ll need about ½ cup of cashew butter.

Chef's Tip: Soaking the cashews overnight helps soften them. If you find you don’t remember to do this, you can substitute with cashew butter. For ¾ cup whole cashews, you’ll need about ½ cup of cashew butter.

Chef's Tip:  The zest of the lime has most of the flavor.  Use a microplane zester to remove this without taking off any of the white pith

Chef's Tip:  The zest of the lime has most of the flavor.  Use a microplane zester to remove this without taking off any of the white pith

Ingredients

¾ cup whole Cashews, soaked in water overnight


1 lime, zest and juice
2 dates, pitted
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cloves garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup water 


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Procedure

To make the Chipotle Cashew Dressing:  First, soak the cashews overnight (or even a few days), to soften.  Then, drain the soaked cashews.  Rinse under running water.

Place the soaked cashews in a blender and add all remaining ingredients.  Puree until smooth.  Use more or less water to adjust the consistency to your preference.

Chef’s Tip:   Soaking the cashews overnight helps soften them.  If you find you don’t remember to do this, you can substitute with cashew butter.  For ¾ cup whole cashews, you’ll need about ½ cup of cashew butter.

The zest of the lime has most of the flavor.  Use a Microplane zester to remove this without taking off any of the white pith

Servings: 12
Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/12 of a recipe (about 2 tablespoons)

Calories 50.16
Calories From Fat (58%) 29.04
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.47g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.61g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 50.2mg 2%
Potassium 72.87mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4.28g 1%
Fiber 0.61g 2%
Sugar 1.46g
Protein 1.56g 3%
Calcium 1.87mg <1%
Iron 7.09mg 39%
Vitamin A 99.18IU 2%
Vitamin C 0.57mg <1%


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