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Jalapeno Poppers Dip (Dairy-Free, Whole30, Paleo)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Soaking time
2 hrs
Total Time
25 mins

This healthy Jalapeno Poppers Dip is the best dairy-free, Whole30, and Paleo appetizer ever! Easy to make and made with no mayo and lots of bacon.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free appetizer, jalapeno poppers dip, whole30 appetizers
Servings: 10
Calories: 111 kcal
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 4 1/2 cups water divided
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 jalapenos seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • kosher salt to taste
  1. In a deep vessel, cover cashews with 4 cups of water. Let soak for 2-12 hours. If you are using a food processor or conventional blender, 12 hours is best.

  2. Drain the cashews, and place them in a food processor or high-powered blender along with 1/2 cup of water. Pro tip: f you are using a food processor, you'll want to make sure the 1/2 cup of water is pretty hot.

  3. Blend, blend and blend until the cashews are incorporated and silky smooth. A food processor will likely take about 5 minutes and require a lot of pauses to scrape down the sides. A Vitamix still needed almost 2 minutes, and I scraped the side down once.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  5. Combine the cashew cream with the rest of the ingredients (reserve a few slices of green onions), and place in a small oven-proof baking dish.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Sprinkle with reserved sliced green onions.

Recipe Notes

Serve with sliced fresh veggies, a topping for baked potatoes, or a garnish for roasted vegetables.


If you have a nightshade or nut allergy, sub in the cashews with roasted cauliflower. You'll need to add a drizzle of olive oil during the blending process to create a creamy base.


Leave the bacon out to make this totally vegetarian/vegan.

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Poppers Dip (Dairy-Free, Whole30, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving (4 tbsp)
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.