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Creamy Shishito Pepper Dipping Sauce Recipe

This creamy shishito pepper dipping sauce recipe is a the perfect addition to your blistered peppers. A thick and creamy dairy free sauce that has cashews, lemon juice, and garlic.
 
This sauce is ready in 5 minutes, and brings serious flavor!  Just get your blender and ingredients out, and you have an amazing plant-based creamy sauce in no time.
 
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If  you’re looking for an creamy shishito pepper dipping sauce recipe that is bold and flavorful, you’ve come to the right recipe! This sauce is a creamy dip that will bring serious flavor and texture.
 
After making our delicious air fryer shishito peppers a few times, I decided to experiment with a creamy dip for them. The garlic and lemon really highlight the flavor of the peppers.
 
The possibilities are endless – you can use this in any recipe that calls a creamy veggie dip.  Delicious to enjoy warm or cold.

This Shishito Pepper Dipping Sauce Is

  • Creamy
  • Flavorful
  • Smooth
  • Tangy
  • Vibrant
  • High Protein
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

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One of the BEST Pantry Sauce Recipes

This shishito pepper dip recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple addition to your table!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s In This Sauce for Shishito Peppers?

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  • Cashews: I love raw unsalted cashews in this recipe – there’s no need to get roasted nuts, as the raw cashews make the perfect creamy addition to this recipe.
  • Whole Grain Mustard – for a really nice flavor and texture. Using a really good mustard makes all the difference, so don’t use the basic yellow stuff for this recipe.
  • Garlic or Garlic Powder: Also a major pantry staple ingredient that gets used in our house daily! I love this garlic powder and add it to a lot of recipes that I would use fresh garlic in too.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: I like to use a pink Himalayan Sea Salt in my kitchen, which has more natural minerals than plain processed table salt.  It’s inexpensive, so I’d recommend this salt if you’re looking for an easy way to level up your spice pantry.
  • Water

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The Best Creamy Dairy Free Dipping Sauce

I made this plant based dipping sauce for shishito peppers in my Vitamix. I’ve owned a lot of blenders, but my Vitamix is definitely the best one I’ve owned. This high-speed blender will blend even the toughest of ingredients into pulp.  I prefer using my blender to my food processor for sauces like this or homemade hummus, as it’s much easier to clean the Vitamix. This is definitely one kitchen appliance we use on a daily basis! Hello smoothies.

How Do I Make Dipping Sauce for Shishito Peppers?

  1. Soak cashews in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and blend well to combine, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer sauce to a serving bowl, and top with black pepper for an optional garnish.
  4. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 2 days.

 

A No-Cook Dipping Sauce Recipe That’s Perfect for Vegetables

This no-cook shishito peppers dipping sauce is a quick and simple recipe.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook.

I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here

This sauce comes together in about 15 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a healthy dip ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

More Plant Based Sauce Recipes You’ll Love!

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Tahini Queso Blanco Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Vegan Cheese Sauce (No Nuts, Oil Free)

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Get the Same Ingredients for This Dipping Sauce for Peppers Recipe

 

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free shishito peppers dipping sauce recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Shishito Pepper Dipping Sauce

The Herbeevore
This creamy shishito pepper dipping sauce recipe is a the perfect addition to your blistered peppers. A thick and creamy dairy free sauce that has cashews, lemon juice, and garlic. This sauce is ready in 5 minutes, and brings serious flavor!  Just get your blender and ingredients out, and you have an amazing plant-based creamy sauce in no time.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment, Dip
Cuisine American
Servings 12 tablespoons
Calories 61 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Ramekin for serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup cashews raw and unsalted *See Note below for substitution
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced, about 2 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard or Dijon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/3 cup cold water plus 2 tablespoons extra if needed
  • freshly ground black pepper optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Soak cashews in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and blend well to combine, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Transfer sauce to a serving bowl, and top with black pepper for an optional garnish.
  • Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 2 days.

Video

Notes

Substitutions for Cashews

  • If you don't have raw unsalted cashews on hand, you can use 1 cup of mayonnaise. Follow the recipe but omit the water, and blend all the ingredients together for a delicious sauce.
  • Alternatively, you could use sour cream.

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Nutrition

Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 64mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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