Kelp Noodle Salad with Cardamom Cashew Butter Dressing

Kelp Noodle Salad with Cardamom Cashew Butter Dressing

A beautiful combination of sweet and savory flavors, this kelp noodle salad recipe may be full of ingredients but is also full of flavor!  The dressing has the perfect combination of ingredients to highlight the fruits and vegetables.  Not only is this recipe filling with all of the fiber, it is full of protein and functional food ingredients to keep you healthy!

Salad Ingredients:

1 package kelp noodles, drained and rinsed

1 lb shrimp

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 bunch scallions, sliced on the bias

1 mango, diced

1 cucumber, diced

1 c loose mint leaves, torn

1 c loose cilantro, chopped

1/2 c roasted peanuts

1 T black sesame seeds

Cardamom Cashew Butter Dressing:

1 clementine, juiced

1/2 c sweet chili sauce

1/2 c grapeseed oil

1/4 c rice vinegar

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 tsp ginger, grated

Step By Step Kelp Noodle Salad Recipe Directions:

Step 1Combine kelp noodles and all other salad ingredients in a bowl and toss. 

Step 2: In a blender blend cardamom cashew butter dressing ingredients and pour over noodle ingredients and toss. 

Step 3: Enjoy your kelp noodle salad!

Have you ever tried a kelp noodle salad before? Whether your answer is yes or no, Betsy’s Best recipe is truly a stand out that will be your favorite. Thanks to our cardamom cashew butter dressing these noodles are as flavorful as can be.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

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Cardamom Chicken Marinade with Cashew Butter

Cardamom Chicken Marinade with Cashew Butter

Betsy’s cardamom chicken marinade is sure to add a bold and rich flavor to your grilled dinner.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter your taste buds will be amazed and happy with the fantastic flavor.  Even better, this marinade not only enhances flavor, but nutrition too. Cashews are a fantastic source for important healthy fats and nutrients. Give our cardamom marinade a try. We are sure you will be saying it was #LoveAtFirstTaste.

Marinade Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp orange juice

1/8 tsp ground pepper

1/8 tsp ground cardamom

4 tbsp honey

Step By Step Cardamom Chicken Marinade Recipe Directions:

Step 1Mix all ingredients in a bowl until the cardamom cashew butter is dissolved. 

Step 2: Marinate chicken, steak or seafood for at least 2 hrs or overnight before cooking.

Step 3: Enjoy your cardamom marinade on grilled chicken or any other meat or veggie!!

Prepare your cardamom chicken marinade in advance and let your favorite meat settle into its rich flavors. Light up that grill and start cooking.  Your appetite will be satisfied and you will be happy with your new favorite way to cook chicken, steak or seafood.

Have you ever used nut butters in a meat marinade before?  Please let us know what you think in the comment area below.

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Easy Eggless Eggnog with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Easy Eggless Eggnog with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Betsy put a whole new twist on a holiday favorite!  Her easy eggless eggnog recipe is just as thick and delicious as the original recipe!  Swap the egg for plant protein with our Betsy’s Best cashew butters!   The toasted coconut flavors pair nicely with the chai spice!  Give it a blend and see how your holidays just got a little merrier! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Eggnog Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 c canned coconut milk, full fat or light

1/2 c almond or cashew milk (or coconut milk if you are wanting a thicker nog)

2-4 dates

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp Bourbon maple syrup by Crown Maple Syrup (or use regular maple syrup and add 1 T  bourbon)

1/2 tsp chai spice (recipe here)

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter (does contain honey, if avoiding honey use 2 T of the coconut cashew instead)

Step By Step Easy Eggless Eggnog Recipe Directions:

Step 1Add all ingredients to a blender

Step 2: Blend until smooth.  

Step 3: Enjoy your easy eggless eggnog!

Recipe Yield: Two servings.

Please note: Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter contains a drop of organic honey. If you are looking for an equally delicious vegan honey-free vegan eggnog you can substitute in Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter. It is a honey-free and a bit more savory.

Now that you have tried Betsy’s easy eggless eggnog recipe please let us know what you think.  Did you try it with our Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter or did you go honey-free with the Cardamom Cashew Butter? Either way, they are both low in sugar and high in flavor!

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Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Betsy’s butternut squash soup recipe makes for the perfect Fall appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Thanks to Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter the soup is loaded with flavor and the nutrients to satisfy.  The “Nutty” topping adds a nice crunchy contrast to the creamy broth.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Soup Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 bag chopped butternut squash or 1/2 squash cooked and chopped

1/4 tsp cardamom

1 can unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk

1/2 tsp sea Salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili powder (optional but recommended)

Nut Pesto Topping:

3/4 cup unsalted cashews

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

1 handful fresh mint, chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

Step By Step Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1First make the pesto. 

Step 2: Add all pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until the cashews resemble small bits similar to the look of pesto. 

Step 3” Remove and set aside. 

Step 4: No need to clean the blender or food processor. 

Step 5: Now place all of the ingredients for the soup in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Step 6: Remove and if eating right away place on the stove and cook until bubbly. 

Step 7: Remove and place in bowls and top with nut pesto. 

Step 8: Enjoy your butternut squash soup with Cardamom Cashew Butter Pesto topping!!!

Recipe Yield: Four 1-cup servings

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is always looking for ways to make healthy eating easier. Her butternut squash soup recipe is also great stored in empty Betsy’s Best jars and throw in the freezer for single serve use.  Just place in the fridge the night before and it will thaw in time for lunch the next day!  

What was your favorite part of the recipe? Was it the butternut squash soup or was it the cardamom cashew butter pesto topping?

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Smoked Salmon Wrap

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Betsy has created another healthy appetizer recipe, a smoked salmon wrap. The best appetizers are the ones that are not only easy to make but taste great!  This gluten-free coconut Nori wrap makes it easy and the cardamom cashew butter makes it pop!  What a great combo and one your friends and family will love!

Wrap Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Coconut Nori Wraps from Wrawp

6 oz smoked salmon

3 T cream cheese

T2 T dill, chopped

2 T chives, chopped

Step By Step Smoked Salmon Wrap Recipe Directions:

Step 1: In a bowl mix together the Betsy’s Best Cashew Butter with Cardamom and the cream cheese. 

Step 2: Stir until combined and then add the dill and chives. 

Step 3: Spread 1/2 on one wrap and the rest on the other. 

Step 4: Add 3 oz of the smoked salmon on the end of the coconut wrap and do the same for the other. 

Step 5: Starting at the end with the smoked salmon, roll the coconut like a sushi roll and allow the cream cheese to seal the wrap at the end. 

Step 6:Slice with a sharp knife into sushi sized rolls and serve.  You can garnish with additional chives and dill.

Step 7: Enjoy your smoked salmon wrap!

Betsy loves to entertain and this smoked salmon wrap recipe is one of her go to crowd pleasers.  Did you ever think a nut butter could be so versatile you could combine it with salmon?

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