I love dip and bickies, and am always on the lookout for new ones to try.  You’ll love this – try it with home made crackers!

Chunky Cashew, Basil and Parmesan Dip2


1 clove garlic

30g parmesan cheese

100g raw cashews

40g basil leaves

20g grape-seed oil

1 teaspoon vinegar

¼ teaspoon salt


Grate parmesan cheese for 15 seconds on speed 8, then set aside

Place garlic in thermomix bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 7

Scrape down sides of bowl and then add cashews and chop for 40 seconds on speed 4

Add parmesan cheese, basil, oil, vinegar and salt and press turbo button 4 times to have a rough but evenly chopped mixture

Serve with crackers or vegetable crudites

Serves: 6 (2 Tablespoons per serve)

Approximate calories per serve: 150