Cashews that are rich in minerals and healthy fats make these cracker bites with lemon cashew cheese dip a crowd-favorite.
If you’re in a meal planning rut or just have no idea what to make last minute when a group of your girlfriends comes over to hang out, then you’re going to love this creamy, cheesy dip.
With the bright flavor of lemon, this is a new spin on the classic NS favorite, cashew cheese. It’s rich in protein, minerals, and healthy fats, it tastes delicious and it only requires two steps — perfect for throwing together for a quick appetizer for a get together with friends or batch cooking for the week to add to any meal on the fly.
How To Keep Meals Interesting — Put A Dip On It
Batch cooking can seem overwhelming at times but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re struggling with feeling uninspired with what to make, try rotating in dips and sauces each week. Dips and sauces are so easy to make, and they can add so much flavor, versatility, and a fun factor to staple foods you enjoy eating from week to week.
Try this lemon cashew cheese dip on Nourish Bowls, with your favorite raw or roasted veggies, or on your favorite crackers plain or with a little wild-caught smoked salmon and dill.
The Best Hack For Making A Quick Appetizer
It’s key to make your pantry and fridge work for you, meaning that you’re always stocked with the ingredients you need to make recipes on the fly or when you need to.
So, if you’re throwing a party or inviting your friends over last minute, try this recipe! It’s going to look like you put in a lot of hard work and time into it, and it’s truly about making something homemade and being resourceful with your pantry items.
Yes, you can totally make homemade crackers and I love to, but when it comes to having healthy snacks ready to go, I always have a pantry full of whole food brands that I love, including crackers. I always keep Simple Mills gluten-free crackers stocked because they’re made with simple, nutrient-dense ingredients — the almond flour crackers only have 10 ingredients which is completely NS approved. You can find them at any Whole Foods nationwide which makes it easy to stock up on and they also come in convenient snack pack options that I love to have on me any time I need a quick snack that I can feel great about.
Next up, make the dip! It’ll take about 10-20 minutes depending on how speedy you are in the kitchen, then all it requires is you to spread the dip on a cracker, top it with smoked salmon, fresh dill, and fresh black pepper then voila, you just created an appetizer your friends will think is super fancy.
Another fun way to serve these cracker bites is to leave some plain with just the lemon cashew cheese and black pepper for those who don’t enjoy salmon — you can sprinkle protein-rich hemp seeds on them instead or a little fresh herb. The possibilities are endless! I even served these cracker bites one evening with a couple trays of veggies and fruits and my friend added a sliced strawberry to the cracker bite with lemon cashew cheese and it was delicious too!
If you do make a batch of the lemon cashew cheese on your batch cooking day, make sure to store in an airtight container in the refrigerator so you can enjoy all week long, and if you’re making this as an appetizer for friends to enjoy, go ahead and plan on not having any leftovers, because this dip is that delicious!