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creamy cranberry dip

Holiday Favorite Creamy Cranberry Dip (GF, DF, VG)

DWELL by Michelle
This Creamy Cranberry Dip takes (healthy) holiday dips to the next level! Using a combination of creamy cashews, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, and other delicious ingredients, this vegan dip mimics the classic cream cheese and jam combo and pairs SO well with homestyle meatballs, turkey bites, and other holiday appetizers and snacks! Gluten-free, dairy-free, AND vegan.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 124 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews , soaked in water 4-8 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp almond milk , if needed
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup walnuts , chopped
  • 3 tbsp chives , chopped


  • Add cashews, lemon juice, salt into a food processor or a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. If desired, add almond milk to thin and blend until combined. 
  • Pour the dip mixture into a serving bowl, then stir in the cranberries, walnuts, and chives.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. 
  • Serve immediately, or keep the dip covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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