Cheezy Red Pepper Dip

Tangy, cheezy red pepper dip that you can use to make cute holiday appetizers.

Yield: about 20 toasts

Time: 20 minutes


  • 2-inch cookie cutters
  • knife
  • food processor
  • spoon


  • 8 thin slices of soft white sourdough or wheat bread
  • ½ c roasted red peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 c raw cashews
  • ¼ c water
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • ¼ c nutritional yeast
  • 2 T green onion, chopped
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T olive oil


Cut the bread into shapes with cookie cutters, or into squares or triangles with a knife. Toast and set aside.

Grind the cashews into power, add water and soy sauce, and process until smooth.

Add half of the red peppers, purée, then add onions, yeast, vinegar, and oil and blend until smooth.

Spread each piece of toast with a spoonful of the dip, then top with red pepper strips.


As you can see, I took the lazy route and just cut the bread slices in half. If you do this, rather than use cookie cutters, you can use a heartier, whole grain bread.

Adapted from the recipe for "Cheezy cashew-roasted red pepper toasts" in Robin Robertson’s 1,000 Vegan Recipes (read my review).

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Cheezy red pepper dip