Three Delicious and Easy Ways to Use Cashew Butter

Posted on : June 21st, 2018

Creamy Cashew ButterHave you tried our Creamy Cashew Butter or Organic Cashew Butter yet? Almond and peanut butters are the king and queens of the nut butter world—everyone knows how wonderful and versatile they are. So sometimes lesser known cashew butter gets overlooked. But cashews and cashew butter are so good for you and so useful, you really should give it a try. Cashew Butter is milder tasting than other nut butters which means it is a great way to add nutrition to a recipe without overpowering the taste of the other ingredients. Here are a few simple ideas:

Energy Bites!

Sometimes I like a yummy dessert-like snack that’s actually good for me (in moderation, of course!) And these are so easy to make. Put 1 ¼ cup old-fashioned oats, 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips, ½ cup chopped almonds, 1/3 cup honey, ½ cup dried cranberries, and ½ cup cashew butter into a bowl and mix together well. Cool in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, then roll into small balls. Chill again until ready to eat.

Salad Dressing!

Mix 1 Tbsp of Cashew Butter with 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, 1-2 Tbsp water and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add herbs and spices of your choice. Sometimes I leave out the salt and add a splash of tamari or soy sauce instead.

Cashew Pesto!

You can make this with either spinach, basil or a combination. (I prefer mostly spinach.) You’ll need 2 packed cups of spinach or basil, 1/4 cup Cashew Butter, 1/4 cup roasted salted cashews, 1/4 Parmesan cheese, 3 peeled garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp salt. Put everything except the greens in a blender or food processor. Blend or pulse to combine well. Then add the greens and blend or pulse until it’s the way you like it. This makes a great topping for pasta, of course. But I use it far more often in soup (especially variations on minestrone) or as a dip for sliced vegetables.

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