Cashew nut butter creamed spinach [Paleo, Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free]

If creamed spinach is missing from your life since cutting out the dairy, then look no further!

You are never, let me repeat that, NEVER going to regret taking the time to make this (it only takes time if you have to make the cashew butter. If you have some prepped, or bought, then this is a breeze). 

The original idea that sparked this was from Naturally Nutritious Living, though I’ve made a few omissions/changes to mine. 

Recipe for Paleo Cashew Creamed Spinach

Yield: 3-4 servings 

Prep time: 5 minutes (more if making nut butter) 

Cooking time: 5-10 minutes 

What you need

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup sliced mushrooms 

1/2 teaspoon ghee

1 tablespoon olive oil

2-3 cups spinach, chopped 

For the sauce

1/3 cup cashew nut butter

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 

Pinch of Himalayan salt 

1 teaspoon dried origanum (sage or thyme, or mixed herbs would work)

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more according to your taste 

2 cups water

What you need to do

1. Prepare your sauce first by adding all the ingredients (except the water) to a mixing jug or bowl. Add 1/4 cup of water at a time, mixing well between each addition to create a smooth consistency. You may use a touch more or less than the 2 cups so use your discretion. Set aside. 

2. In you pan, add ghee and olive oil. Once the ghee has melted, add your garlic and fry for about 30 seconds. 

2. Add the mushrooms. Sautée until softened. 

3. Now add the cashew sauce and keep stirring. It does thicken up so you may need more water but careful not to make it runny. 

4. Turn off the heat and add chopped spinach and stir it all together. 

You’re left with this …  You can thank me (and those who created this before me) later, once you stop stuffing your face with this deliciousness. Coz you will. I can guarantee it. 


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4 thoughts on “Cashew nut butter creamed spinach [Paleo, Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free]

  1. Hi there, just wondering if you think this recipe could work with Macadamia nut butter? Its all I have at home at the moment…


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