Caramelized Shallot Dip is a flavorful favorite for any holiday, game day, or Tuesday! Works with most allergies - soy, gluten, dairy and egg free!
recipe originally published August 22, 2012
A Cozy Fall Recipe
I like what October smells like.
As much as I love Love LOVE summertime, this is the time of year I am craving fall and everything it entails. Boots, scarves and warm snuggly sweaters.
Vegan Caramelized Shallot Dip
We are still enjoying light and fresh flavors of the summer, but I am also beginning to make more comfort foods as well. Heavier, warmer, creamier, heartier.
Sometimes I am serving these contrasts side by side - when we had friends over recently, I served the heirloom tomato bruschetta alongside a creamy dip.
I love dip. Dippy dip dip. Here it goes down, down into my belly.
I have memories from childhood of those short squat tubs of dip, rare in our fridge but when they were there? I'd go dippin' for sure! Usually after a grown up party or when Uncle Dudley would visit, there would be leftover onion dip and the perfect accompaniment - ruffled potato chips.
My own grown up parties sometimes have crostini in place of those tasty ruffled chips - sometimes - just as often when this dip is served? You will find a large ruffled edge glass bowl of ruffled potato chips.
Yep. The ruffled edge glass bowl is the perfect serving container.
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Vegan Caramelized Shallot Dip
Vegan Caramelized Shallot Dip - a flavorful favorite for any holiday, game day, or Tuesday! works with most allergies - soy, gluten, dairy and egg free!
- 6 whole shallots (full bulbs, depending on size), peeled and sliced fine
- 2 garlic cloves, minced fine
- 2 ½ cups raw cashews
- ¼ cup cashew milk
- juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- sea salt and pepper
- Over low heat, sauté shallots and garlic slowly in a bit of water until they caramelize (12-17 minutes), set aside to cool.
- In blender, combine cashews, milk, and lemon juice. Blend on high until creamy smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl and stir in garlic and shallots. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with veggies and crunchy toasts or crackers.
dairy, egg, soy, oil, and gluten free, vegan
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Serving Size:¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says
wow does THAT ever sound good! i should use shallots more often - they have such wonderful flavor! great recipe!
I know... I go through shallot phases. I am currently enjoying such a phase 😉
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
I love dip too and this sounds awesome!
thank you, Alyssa!
Ooh! I think this sounds like a great candidate for the Thanksgiving menu this year. Yes, you have just got me thinking about a holiday three months away. 🙂 But who wouldn't want to have this around for the prep and cooking stage of Thanksgiving morning?
it is in no way too early to be thinking about the holiday dinners... if I am honest I must say that I am too 😉 this WOULD be perfect for Thanksgiving!
Mmm, I love dip too! And Halloween. Halloween-themed dip? Heaven.
oooh, Halloween themed dip. I already have ideas...
And now you're getting me excited for your posts all over again. I can't wait to see these ideas! Is it Halloween yet?
I know... I love Halloween!
holycrud, this looks amazing. i love anything caramelized--and in dip form? give me a spoon.
I know. a spoon is a perfectly acceptable vehicle for this.
Haha I love how you ended this post: "I love dip" <-- mee toooooo!
well I do. 😉
I LOVE shallots!! This looks so good. Again. I am a broken record!
Beth @ Tasty Yummies says
Wow this dip looks amazingly creamy and delicious! I have to make this.
I am always so so torn this time of year, I absolutely love the summer and I don't want to give up the warm weather and start in the direction of the snow and cold, but on the other hand fall is absolutely my most favorite time. There is something about the crisp air, the colors and the sound of the leaves, apple picking, etc. I love it all!
I know... its just... cozy, right? I can't wait 🙂
Heather (Where's the Beach) says
I love dip too. And I do love the smells of Halloween/fall. But man I'm not ready to give up summer just yet. Summer always feels way too short now matter how hot it's been!
last night we went for a walk and the air had that smell - that lovely October smell... 🙂
I will be making this! And piping it directly into a feed bag and hanging it around my neck.
And I am with you on the whole can't-wait-for-fall business. I am done with the heat.
haaaa - you crack me up Ellen! 😀