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Chipotle Cashew Dip for a Tacocuterie Board

Chipotle Cashew Dip for a Tacocuterie Board

I’m about to rock your world. Hear me out, okay? Charcuterie boards are great. Allllll the rage for the trendy party you resolved to throw in 2019. They’re beautiful, tasty, and customizable. What more could you want?

I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you EXACTLY what more you could want. You could want the same concept — a gorgeous spread of different tastes, colors, and textures, but made with TACOS. Think about it. You have dips, toppings, fillings, etc. You have colors. You have flavors. You have all the things to make your next party the one that people are talking about in 2020. Grab the recipe for tacos here, then make the arguably most important part (the dip) using the recipe below. Finally, compile the board. YOU ARE A GENIUS.

Tacocuterie Board

Tacocuterie Board

The next big thing. Take my word for it.

Chipotle Cashew Dip

You have to decide that you want this two hours before you make it because of the vegan, nut-based nature of the recipe. Trust me when I tell you that it is worth it.

Servings: 4 as a dip
Time: 15 minutes, plus 2 hours soaking time

Grab:

8 oz. of raw, unsalted cashews
3.5 oz. of canned chipotle peppers in adobe sauce (I find that about a half a can is perfect.)
1 tsp of salt
2 TBSP of lime juice, freshly squeezed

Go:

  1. Add the cashews to a medium bowl, then pour boiling water over them. Set aside to soak for at least two hours, until the water has completely cooled and the cashews look like I do when I finally drag myself out of the shower.

  2. Two hours later, drain the cashews and add them to your favorite trusty food processor. Blend until smooth, about three minutes. Usually, I add a tablespoon or two of water here to help get things really, really smooth.

  3. Add the chipotle pepper, then blend again until everything is that gorgeous color of orangey red that means your tongue is about to be burned off.

  4. Add the lime juice and salt and blitz again. Take a taste, then adjust. Perfect? Good. Go compile.

Compiling a Tacocuterie Board

Grab:

Vegan tacos
Taco shells and chips, either or both
Grape tomatoes, halved
Avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced thinly
Fresh cilantro
Limes, sliced
That chipotle cashew dip you just made
Your favorite charcuterie board that’s about to get a makeover

Go:

  1. Give your board a good wipe down to make sure it’s clean.

  2. Start with the bowls containing the taco insides and the chipotle dip, then fill in the rest of the board with elements to create the PERFECT taco.

  3. Put it in the center of your party and wait for the praise to start rolling in.

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