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Cashew Cucumber Dip

5 Apr

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Cashew Cucumber Dip.

Raw cashews are soaked in water and ground into smooth paste. Cucumber is grated and mixed with the creamy cashew mixture along with scallions. Serve cashew cucumber dip with spiced tortilla chips or use as a spread on toast etc..
Makes: around 1 Cup of Cashew Cucumber Dip

Ingredients:

Cucumber 1 (7 inch)
Raw Cashews 1 Cup
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
Salt to Taste
Scallions / Spring Onions 1 – 2

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and remove ends of the cucumber.
Chop half the cucumber into pieces and grate the other half.
Squeeze the grated cucumber to remove any excess moisture.

Soak cashews in water for atleast 4 – 6 hours.
Drain the cashews and grind them into smooth paste along with chopped cucumber, salt.
Remove the cashew paste onto a mixing bowl.

In the mixing bowl, add chopped scallions, grated cucumber, lemon juice and salt.
Adjust any seasonings if required and refrigerate.
Garnish with scallions and serve cashew cucumber dip with spiced tortilla chips or sliced veggies or use as a spread on toast etc..
Notes: Make sure to grind the cashews well.

Suggestions: Adjust the creaminess with cashews. Add more cucumber pieces for less creamy dip.
Variations: You can add any sort of chopped nuts to the dip.
Other Names: Cashew Cucumber Dip.