This creamy Basil Dip is totally versatile. You can serve it as a dip with potato wedges, tortilla chips, raw veggies; drizzle it over buddha/bliss bowls, or use it as a salad dressing.
Basil is one of my triggers. As soon as I see a meal (or drink) with basil on a menu, I’m all over it.
So when I bought a smaller blender especially for the purpose of making sauces (I don’t want to make huge quantities each time, so I bought a blender with a smaller container and I’m loving it!), I knew I had to make a creamy, super versatile basil dip.
It’s so good served with potato wedges or tortilla chips, drizzled over a salad or bliss/buddha bowls; honestly, I would drink it straight up. It’s so smooth, silky, flavorful, everything my basil-loving-heart desired!
I made potato wedges seasoned with za’atar and it was such a good combo! Only good things happen if you use your favorite seasoning (za’atar) and your favorite herb (basil). Well, at least MY favorite seasoning and herb. Hahah!
How to make a Basil Dip
You will need:
- cashews (soaked in water overnight)
- fresh basil
- lemon juice
- maple syrup
The basic steps
Step 1: Add all the ingredients in your blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth. Tada!! I recommend letting the dip chill in the fridge for about an hour.
Serve the dip with…
- Oven-Baked Potato Wedges with Za’atar
- Homemade Crinkle Cut Fries
- Oven-Baked Potato Slices
- Veggie Pakora
- you can even use it instead of mayo in a pasta salad
I hope you will enjoy this creamy Basil Dip as much as I did! Let me know if you give it a try!
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Creamy Basil Dip
- 3/4 cup cashews (soaked in water overnight; rinsed and drained)
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (tightly packed) basil
- 1/3 cup water
- Add all the ingredients in your blender*.
- Blend until completely smooth. You might have to scrape down the sides a bit.
- Recommendation: Let the dip chill in the fridge for an hour before serving.