Life Affirming Nacho Dip

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 35 min 8
Life Affirming Nacho Dip
Health Rating


1 cup Cashew nuts, raw (for sauce)
1 cup chopped Carrots (for sauce)
2 tbsp Nutritional yeast (for sauce)
2 tbsp Lemon juice (for sauce)
1 clove(s) Garlic (for sauce)
1 1/4 tsp Sea salt (for sauce)
3/4 tsp Chili powder (for sauce)
1/2 tsp Onion powder (for sauce)
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (for sauce)
1 cup Marinara sauce, low sodium (for dip)
1 cup chopped Sweet onion (finely chopped, for dip)
2 cup Baby spinach (chopped, for dip)
1/3 chip Tortilla chips (crushed, for dip)
2 stalk(s) Green onion, scallion, ramp (sliced for serving, for dip)


To prepare the sauce:
Place the cashews in a medium bowl and add water to cover. Soak for at least 2 hours; overnight preferable.

Drain and rinse the cashews.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish

Place carrots in a small saucepan, Add water to cover.

Bring water to a boil and cook carrots for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain. (Carrots can be steamed as well)

In a blender (or food processor) combine the soaked/drained cashews, cooked carrots, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, salt, chili powder, onion powder, cayenne and 2/3 cup of water. Blend until silky smooth.

Pour sauce in a large bowl.

To prepare the dip:
Stir the marinara sauce, onion, and spinach into sauce until fully combined.

Pour sauce into the casserole dish and smooth out. Sprinkle with crushed corn chips

Bake for 25-30 minutes uncovered. Do not let the corn chips burn.

Garnish with green onions.

Serve with Tortilla chips or pita chips or any desired veggies.

Reheat leftovers in a 400 degree oven for 10-20 minutes.

Will last in refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 148
Calories from fat 75
Calories from saturated fat 13.4
Total Fat 8.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 0.6 mg
Sodium 425 mg
Potassium 371 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Protein 6.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 1.1

Energy sources

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