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CREAMY CASHEW ARTICHOKE SPINACH SPREAD



Creamy Cashew Artichoke Spinach Spread




Ingredients:


Marinated Artichoke hearts        ½ cup
Unsalted Raw Cashew                  ½ cup
Milk                                   1 Cup
Spinach                             1 Cup
Garlic                                 1 pod [Finely chopped]
Shallots                             1 [Finely chopped]
Nutritional Yeast             ½ Tbsp
Pepper                              ½ Tsp
Salt                                     As per taste
Olive Oil                            1 Tsp






Method:


For making Cashew Cream:  



 1. Using a blender, blend the cashew and milk until completely smooth.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan, Saute garlic and shallots.
 3. Add chopped artichoke and chopped spinach.  Once the spinach gets wilted, add nutritional yeast and cashew cream .
4.  Season with salt and pepper.
5. When the sauce thickens, switch off the flame.  Let it cool.
6. Use as a spread for the crackers, bagel , breads or as a dip.


  

Garnishes:
Colored Bell pepper bundles and edible flowers

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ROASTED BEET CREAM CHEESE SPREAD




ROASTED BEET CREAM CHEESE SPREAD



Ingredients:

Cream cheese - 1/4 cup
Roasted Beets puree- 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice- 1 tsp
Garlic- 1 clove minced
Smoked Paprika- 1 tsp
Salt- As Needed


Topping Ideas:


Sliced Tomatoes
Olives
Red Chili Flakes
Dill Leaves-Finely chopped can be used for Garnishing


Method:


Add the cream cheese, roasted beets puree, lemon juice, minced garlic, smoked paprika and salt in a bowl.  Mixed with a hand mixer until the cream cheese fluffy. Taste for salt/tanginess and add lemon juice or salt as desired.

This spread can be used for crackers, breads and bagels.  Top it with above mentioned topping ideas.




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