In a medium saucepan, boil cashews in water for 20 minutes until soft. Rinse them with cold water or soak them overnight.
In a food processor, add water, olive oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt and garlic, and process until smooth. Set aside.
Serve cold with vegetables or crackers.
Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to one week.
Add parsley, dill, and herbs (such as marjoram, chives, thyme or basil), if desired.
Serving size: 1 tablespoon Calories: 85 calories, Fat: 7 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram, Carbohydrates: 4 grams, Sugar: 1 gram, Sodium: 20 milligrams, Fiber: 1 gram, Protein: 3 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams