This amazing appetizer comes from Jean at What Great Grandma Ate. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and she focuses on balancing the body and improving digestion and health with nourishing, nutrient-dense whole foods.
Her philosophy is driven by this quote by Michael Pollan: “Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”[/fusion_text][fusion_imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordersize=”20″ borderradius=”0″ align=”none” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no”] [/fusion_imageframe][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”5px” bottom_margin=”5px” alignment=”center” /][fusion_text]
- ½ cup raw cashews
- 2 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
- 1 large onion, sliced
- Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- Sea salt, to taste
- ½ cup paleo mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp cayenne (optional)
- Chopped green onions, for garnish
- Soak cashews for at least 1 hour.
- Heat a pan to medium high heat
- Cook chopped bacon on the pan until they are brown and crispy.
- Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
- Add the onions into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook stirring occasionally for 20 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Remove from heat.
- Drain the cashews and place in a food processor.
- Add mayo, nutritional yeast, raw apple cider vinegar, onion powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and cayenne (optional) in the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Place in a bowl, then add bacon bits and caramelized onions and mix well.
- Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with chips and/or sliced vegetables.
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