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  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked in boiling water for 2 hours

  • 1 cup filtered water

  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 5 garlic cloves

  • 3 teaspoons Danwood Smoky Vinegar®

  • 1 1/2 cups cucumber peeled and grated

  • 2 heaping tablespoons fresh dill chopped

  • kosher salt to taste

  • black pepper to taste


  • Add cashews to a bowl and cover with boiling hot water.

  • Let sit, uncovered, for 2 hours.

  • Rinse with cold water and drain thoroughly.

  • Blend all of the ingredients (except cucumber and dill) together in a high-speed blender, scraping down the sides as necessary. You will want it to be thick and creamy throughout.

  • Add cucumber and blend until incorporated.

  • Stir in fresh dill.

  • Taste for additional salt and pepper seasonings.

  • Transfer to the refrigerator to thicken up more.

  • If you have time to let it sit overnight, that's best!


  • The raw cashews cannot be substituted for anything else. Please do not use roasted cashews, as it will not turn out. 

  • You can soak the cashews first and leave them overnight. You can also soak them for 2 hours in the boiling water, drain them, and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight.

  • The sauce will keep up to 10 days in the refrigerator if it's in an airtight container.

  • Its versatility is awesome. I use it for dipping anything from veggies and meat to as a salad dressing or marinade.

  • How refreshing, zesty, and satisfying it is. There are so many flavorful notes that build on top of one another.

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Vegan smoky tzatziki sauce is out of this world with how creamy ,  fresh , and flavorful it is . This is a traditional cucumber and yogurt dip that have turned into a dairy free !

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