Cool Veggie Dip

This is a cashew & soy milk based dip.

Cool Veggie Dip

Cool Veggie Dip

You know that dip you used to be able to get from the store that doesn't taste over-processed but comes across as fresh with simple tang, onion, and a green or two like parsley and dill? This is that dip! This is a thick dip. It's glorious with veggies and it takes a solid day for the ingredients to meld.
Course Dip
Cuisine American

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Dip Base

  • ¾ cup unsweetened soy milk (6 fluid ounces. Soy milk curdles better than any other plant milk for this recipe.)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup raw cashews

The Cool Veggie Seasoning

Instructions
 

The Dip Base

  • Add all dip base ingredients to a bowl or directly to the blender jar to soak for 1-2 hours.
  • Blend, using a flat blade if possible, 1-2 minutes until smooth.

The Rest

  • Stir in the Cool Veggie Seasoning (everything else) by hand.
  • Refrigerate for several hours for dip flavors to meld and to start thickening. Dip is even tastier and thicker after resting a full day. This lasts a solid week in the refrigerator. A little separation is natural!
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Gallery / How-To

There are just a few steps to make cool veggie dip:

  • Curdle & Soak
  • Blend
  • Season & Mix
  • Wait

Pairing

This dip pairs with all the classic veggies —

  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Snap peas
  • Cukes
  • etc.

Notes

This is inspired by the dips of yesteryear, before the over-salty, extreme shelf-life dips took over. Even using dried pantry staples, it’s got that fresh taste, and is SO MUCH better than the prepackaged stuff. It’s a dip that is often served with fresh veggies or crackers and is universally appealing. If you’re looking for something saltier, just add salt to your taste preference. I learned the hard way that under-salting actually worked against my plant-based goals.

The dip base itself is originally based on the absolutely wonderful ranch dressing recipe from @mcdougallmom. It’s the most simple, satisfying ranch dressing recipe out there, and the essence of it carries so well into a dip!

Anything Else

In my quest for healthy, plant-based staple dips, I’m calling this a pillar. It’s familiar enough that I don’t seem to tire of it, and compatible with all my favorite veggies!

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Cool Veggie Dip