It was a lazy summer sunday and I was hungry. I had discovered these amazing raw gluten-free vegan wraps and wanted to load them with fresh summer goodies and I had dill and cucumbers in the garden. I also happened to have some recently made cashew sour cream. Thus my vegan tzatziki recipe was born.
I’m very fortunate that my local grocery store Kings Food Markets has a huge selection of organic food including their own brand (Kings Own) of organic cashews and organic dill… because I’m a dork. I didn’t do seeds to start my herbs and veggies for the deck garden this year. I purchased them from my favorite organic herb farm Well-Sweep Herb Farm (I just found our Martha Stewart gets most of her plants from there, so la-di-da). Anyway, I was kind of late this year and the pickins’ were a kind of slim and there were only a couple of decent looking dill plants left, or so I thought. Ugh. Got them home and realized fairly quickly that they were not dill, but fennel, which would be lovely except that I LOATHE fennel and never use it in any of my cooking. Oops! So, I used Kings Own organic dill for this recipe. Phew!
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and here is the vegan tzatziki recipe
what you need
CASHEW SOUR CREAM
2 cups organic raw cashews (soaked for 3 hours)
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of good salt
1 – 1 1/2 cups good clean water
1 1/2 cup cashew sour cream from above
1/4 cup fresh dill chopped (loved that my local Kings had organic dill!)
1/2 cup fresh cucumber, skinned and chopped finely
2 – 3 cloves raw garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
what to do
CASHEW SOUR CREAM
Soak the cashews in some good clean water for at least 3 hours to soften them and bring out their happy enzymes – they are more digestible this way.
Drain the cashews, and blend everything up in the blender. Add water in small amounts as needed to make it smooth and creamy.
Refrigerate until needed (it will thicken after refrigeration).
Combine all the ingredients.
Refrigerate until needed.
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