Zesty Vegan Red Pepper & Cashew Spread

This is my new go to appetizer.

You know, for those surprise house guests that drop-in when you have NOTHING in your refrigerator that even resembles food. Or for those last minute birthday party gatherings...we had a few of those this weekend.

Fortunately,  this is the sort of snack you can whip together in no time flat. It's tasty and zesty, and for Pete's sake, it's VEGAN too!

Zesty Vegan Red Pepper & Cashew Spread

1 Cup Raw Cashews
1 Whole Jar of Fire Roasted Red Peppers and the liquid (I use the ones from Trader Joe's)
1 tsp Salt
1 Clove Garlic Crushed

Pour all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until mostly smooth. Add more salt to taste. For extra zest add a dash of Cayenne pepper. Spread on crackers or use it as a dip for raw veggies.


  1. Talk about easy and tasty! I don't think it can get any better than this. Great color and appetizing pictures!

  2. Oh I just love this. SO nice. Raw Cashews are such an amazing staple. From vegan whipped cream to dips! I need to try this. I bet this would be good with mashed white beans too.

    I'm hosting Whole Food Wednesdays at http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/01/roasted-spiced-chickpeas-and-fennel-salad.html.
    It would be great if you stopped by and even joined in on the fun.

    Have a great rest of your week.

  3. This looks yummy!!

    I don't know what happened, but your posts since you returned have not been showing up in my reader! So I unfollowed, refollowed, and now have a lot to catch up on!! :)

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments!

    @Mjskit: Thanks so much! Your comments mean bunches of wonderfulness to me!
    @France: Welcome! And, I am so checking out your whole food website. Sounds great.
    @Kristen: So weird! No idea why it wasn't showing up in your reader. I will have to investigate. You are probably not the only one having this trouble. Thanks for popping in!

  5. Um wow. That sounds fabulous! What a great idea for appetizers! I have got to try this! Thanks for sharing at my place!
    PS Hope to see you again Wednesday!

  6. Looks SO good!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

    XO, Aimee

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