That Costco dip, I could eat the whole thing by myself. It is so addicting and so not good for you. I came up with a healthy version that even my non vegan daughter says is amazing!

The base of this dip can be transformed into other dips. Play around with it.

The Base:

1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
1/2 cup cooked northern white beans
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil- cold pressed
1/2 cup water

Drain the cashews and blend with 1/2 water into a smooth cream. Add in the white beans and olive oil and blend until is smooth and creamy.

Add in:

1/2 cup sliced jalapeno rings (make sure this has no to very little sugar in it)
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 cloves fresh garlic
the juice from half a small lemon
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
half of a medjool date
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 can of artichike hearts packed in water- drained and chopped

Blend all the ingredients into the base- except the artichoke hearts. Check to see if tart enough- you can add more lemon juice if needed. Add in artichoke hearts and pulse in- you want it a wee bit chunky. You can also add in more chopped jalapeno rings if you like.

Serve with whole grain crackers.