With the Super Bowl coming up soon, I was trying to come up with a recipe for all the festivities. Dips are one of the most common dishes at any party, celebration, get together, etc. As I started perusing Pinterest for recipes, many of them were made with cashews. I even found one made with eggplant and another with zucchini. Intriguing. We decided to go with a bean base for two reasons: it’s nut free and cashews aren’t cheap.
Whether you’re here for the football, commercials, or the Justin Timberlake show (I hate one team and don’t care about the other, so I’m here for Justin and hoping that he brings Janet and *N Sync), you have a yummy cheese dip to eat by the bowl. No judgement here.Easy vegan cheese dip Click To Tweet
(Yields 1 3/4c)
1 c cooked white beans (we used Great Northern beans)
1/2 c milk of choice (we used Rice Dreams)
1/3 “cheese” shreds (we used Follow Your Heart) or 5 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Pro tip #1: If you’re using nutritional yeast, add 1/2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
Pro tip #2: Add 2 tsp buttery spread or olive oil to add a rich depth
If using canned beans, drain and rinse. If using dry beans, soak at least one hour (overnight is better).
Cook on high until it reaches a boil; reduce to medium and cover with lid; cook for one hour
Blend all ingredients except cheese
Transfer to a pot; add cheese
Heat on low and stir occasionally until cheese is melted and desired serving is reached (we did 20-30 minutes without a timer because we were checking it often to stir)
Option: Instant Pot version
Instead of transferring to a pot on the stove, you can put your blended mix in an instant pot. Heat for 5 minutes.
There you have it. Serve your cheese dip when ready.
Nikki was a fan. I thought it wasn’t too bad. I’m not a fan of beans, though it didn’t have a pronounced bean flavor. I also have issues with texture, so I wasn’t feeling it. If you want a thinner consistency for your dip, blend longer. We also forgot about the option of adding olive oil or a buttery spread, which would’ve probably helped. You can also add more milk to make it thinner.
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