Herb cashew mayonnaise – egg free, gluten free, dairy free, clean, vegan and paleo friendly.
I’m excited to share this recipe with you because it’s a condiment to another recipe i’ll be releasing very soon. Nothing makes me feel better than getting greens into my system and it excites me to eat a satisfying vegetarian meal without having to rely on meat.
I was meant to go camping this weekend with a couple of friends down at Kosciuszko national park (down past Canberra). I hadn’t camped since I was a kid and was looking forward to getting back into it, however, thunderstorms with 11 degree days were predicted for so I stayed in (mostly) sunny Sydney. I’m so glad I did or I wouldn’t have made the recipes I did. Needless to say my friends still went as they believe bad weather adds to their adventure. Each to their own I say but I’ll have the opportunity again to go camping with them in a couple of weeks.
This herb cashew mayo recipe is very easy to make. All you need is cashews soaked in water to make them soft, then pop all the ingredients in a high speed blender, food processor or smoothie maker with ice crushing blades. (My Ninja smoothie maker is perfect for this). It has a bit of tang from the lemon and apple cider vinegar and some buzz from the garlic. I’m thinking this mayo would go nice with chicken, fish, wedges or my soon to be released Green garden pancakes recipe. Mmmmmmm I’m drooling just thinking about it. In fact, it’s lunch time, I’ve done all my food photography and my Green garden savoury pancakes are waiting to be eaten. So I’ll be signing off to eat followed by a dip in the ocean. Oh it’s a hard life………
Why this is so good for you
Cashews reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, help prevent gallstones, help prevent macular degeneration, reduce the risk of colon cancer, increase immunity and reduce the risk of stroke.
Lemon promotes heart health, maintains blood pressure levels, lowers bad cholesterol, reduces risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, helps prevent skin, colon and breast cancer, helps prevent osteoarthritis, inflammatory polyarthritis, bone fractures and osteoporosis, helps treat sore throat, flu, cold and similar infections, encourages healthy bowel movements and improves oral health.
Apple cider vinegar fights diabetes, aids digestion, reduces the risk of heart diseases, aids in weight loss, helps relieve upset stomach, boosts energy, helps the body detox and helps alleviate sinus infection, sore throats and headache.
Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties, supports the circulatory, digestive and immune systems, helps lower blood pressure, assists in detoxification, prevents formation of blood clots, reduces blood pressure, helps with asthma, regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics and lower the risk of most types of cancer.
Himalayan salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
Mustard protects from gastrointestinal cancer, helps control the symptoms of asthma, speeds metabolism, helps slow down ageing, relieves rheumatoid, arthritic and muscle pain, helps reduce constipation, fights skin infections and strengthens the immune system.
Chives strengthen the immune system, help regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of gastric ulcers, help fight asthma, chronic chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, inhibit stomach cancer and detoxify the body from heavy metals.
Parsley freshens breath, inhibits tumour formation, reduces risk of colon cancer, cervical cancer, diabetes and asthma, fights against osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, helps prevent recurrent ear infections or colds, reduces severity of asthma
Basil helps relieve rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions, promotes cardiovascular health, brain health and liver health.
Love, Tash x
* Make sure cashews have been soaked long enough as this will help them turn creamy.
- 1/2 cup raw (natural) cashews, soaked overnight or in just boiled water for 20 minutes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, chopped into 3rds
- 1/2 teaspoon fine pink Himalyan salt
- Generous grind of cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives plus an extra tablespoon to stir through at the end
- 1 tablespoon finely sliced flat leaf parsley
- 1 tablespoon finely sliced basil leaves
- Drain cashews, rinse and pop in a high speed blender, food processor or smoothie maker with ice crushing blades. Add remaining ingredients along with 1/4 cup water. Blitz till smooth and creamy. Stir through the extra tablespoon of chives.
- Dollop on chicken, fish, veggie burgers or potato wedges.