Paleo Cashew Hummus [Gluten free, Grain Free, Dairy free]

A great alternative to a traditional chickpea hummus to spruce up your platters. Fantastic spread over some seed crackers or veggie sticks, this cashew hummus makes grain-free living that much tastier

Having guests over used to mean a mad dash to the shops, throwing hummus, cheese, and precut carrot and celery sticks into my trolley and that was pretty much a platter for nibbles. Still not a bad option at all, but going Paleo meant bye bye to cheese and chickpeas. Sigh. However, there is much life to be had on the other side too ! 

Cashews are fantastic to work with because they take on the flavour of what’s added to them. I soaked some cashews in a bit of water overnight and had a few ideas of what I wanted to do with it. When I actually started making this, hummus wasn’t my exact intention but hey, sometimes you just have to go with the flow.  


I’m not going to tell anyone in my family that this is ‘Paleo’ and I want to see their reactions because chances are, they won’t know the difference. So shhhhhhh…! 

These would be delicious accompanied with some seed crackers or sunflower and tahini crackers for a double whammy of delicious tahini flavour. 

Recipe for Paleo Cashew Hummus

Yield: 1 cup 

Prep time: 5 minutes (plus overnight soaking)

What you need

Soak overnight

1/2 cup raw cashews 

1/3 cup water 

Add after soaking

1/2 tspn mustard powder

2-3 tblspns tahini

1/2 tspn crushed garlic

2 tblspns lemon juice

Pinch of salt to taste 

What you need to do

1. Soak the cashews in water, in the fridge, overnight.  


2. Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until your desired consistency is reached (some like it chunkier than others!). 

3. Pour into a serving bowl, sprinkle  with some cayenne pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, and done!  

Paleo Cashew Hummus

Serve as you would regular hummus, and enjoy! 

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