Creamed Kale & Spinach Dip

This creamy kale and spinach dip will have you being stingy with the Hubby and Kiddos. As a busy, working  mom, it's great to have something you can call your own. Packed with greens that bring vitamins A,C,D, and E to the table, plus more. This is a great way to sneak the greens in. Great for parties, and girls night too. Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups cashews, soaked overnight or in boiling hot water for 1 hour (then thoroughly drained)
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (sub up to half with water)
  • 4-6 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, or fresh
  • 3 cups kale, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (vegan if preferred)
  • veggies, chips, or 1/2 baguette sliced and toasted, for serving (optional)

Instructions:

  • If you haven’t soaked your cashews yet, do so the night before in room temperature water, or 1 hour before in very hot water. Drain thoroughly.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a small, oven-safe serving dish (see photo for size reference).
  • Add soaked and drained cashews to a blender with almond milk and puree into a cream. Add 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, 3/4 tsp sea salt and mix once more. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. You want it pretty cheesy and well-salted, Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté garlic in 1 Tbsp olive oil and then add spinach and kale. Season with a healthy pinch (1/4 tsp) of sea salt and black pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until wilted, then remove from heat.
  • Add 3/4 of the cashew cream and toss to combine. If it can take more, add it in. Otherwise, reserve the rest for pasta or other uses. Add 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese for additional texture/flavor and stir.
  • Add to prepared baking dish and top with remaining parmesan.
  • Bake at 350 degree for 15-20 minutes, or until warmed through and sightly browned on top.
  • Before serving, top with additional parmesan cheese if desired. Other add-ons might include red pepper flake or hemp seeds.

Serve with assorted vegetables, tortilla chips, crackers, or toasted baguette.

 

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