Fresh herbs and spices are combined with a creamy base to create this delicious and versatile sauce. Use it as a dressing on your salads, nourish bowls and pasta or a dip for veggies.
Yields about 1 ¼ cup
½ raw cashews* (see note)
2 tablespoons tahini
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 medium-large lemon)
1 cup fresh basil (or parsley & basil)
2 medium garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
1 tsp dijon mustard
½ tsp sea salt
8 twists freshly ground black pepper
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and combine until smooth and creamy.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before consuming to allow consistency to thicken. Store in a airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
*NOTE: If you don't have a high-speed blender, soak the cashews in hot water for one hour, then discard water. Add all ingredients to a regular blender or food processor and combine until smooth and creamy, about 4 minutes or so.
Green Goddess Dip - Add only 1/3 cup of water instead of 1/2 cup.