Raw Cashew Hummus - Bean-Free!

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

This "hummus" has no chick peas, making it great for a primal/paleo diet or anyone else who doesn't eat beans. There are 3 variations listed (four if you count the base recipe). It was posted on whole9life.com and created by the author of theclothesmakethegirl.blogspot.com

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak cashews for at least 3 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse cashews a few times.
  3. Place cashews and all remaining ingredients in a food processor.
  4. Variations: add either the olives, OR red pepper and paprika, OR sun-dried tomatoes. Or, just leave those out for a simple plain "hummus.".
  5. Puree in the food processor until well blended - it will be very thick.
  6. Add water 1/4 cup at a time until desired texture.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
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This was SO good. Was going to try the variations, but the plain recipe was delicious as is. I only had one lemon, so I grated the zest, squeezed in the lemon juice, and added 1 cap full (about 1 tsp) of raw apple cider vinegar - my go-to when I don't have enough lemon/lime. Oh, this is so good. You have to try it. I need to make a double batch next time. I love cashew hummus. This makes me want to eat more veggies, so I can dip them in hummus.

Thank you to this recipe's creator - yummy!

P.S. Not only does unpasteurized ACV improve the flavor of things like guacamole and hummus with its slight hint of sweet, but it helps create stable blood sugar, a good thing for anyone who has diabetes.