Creamy Cashew and Onion Dip

A homemade cashew cream topped with shallots that have been quickly caramelized in a skillet creates a party dip guests will just keep coming back for.

Creamy Cashew and Onion Dip
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 mins
2 1/4 cups


  • 10 ounce raw unsalted cashews

  • Boiling water

  • 3 tablespoon neutral oil, such as avocado or grapeseed

  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. In a large bowl cover 10 oz. raw unsalted cashews in boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes.

  2. In a large skillet heat 3 Tbsp. neutral oil, such as avocado or grapeseed, over medium-low. Add 1 cup thinly sliced shallots; 3 cloves garlic, sliced; and 1 tsp. fine sea salt. Cook, covered, 12 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover; increase heat to high. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain cashews; transfer to a food processor bowl.

  3. Add 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp. smoked paprika. Process 5 minutes or until smooth. Fold in half of the shallots mixture. Top with remaining to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
18g Fat
13g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 271mg 6%
Folate, total 13.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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