So I was looking for a healthier alternative to the standard jar of mayo and came across a recipe for what I will call 'cashew-naise'. So the journey stared with my Honestly Healthy cookbook and this was the first recipe that I tried. I know it could sound a little too hardcore healthy for some but bear with me and remember I am not interested in healthy food unless it really tastes great and believe me this does....

This is my adaptation of the Honestly Healthy recipe



150g (5oz / 1 cup) raw cashews, soaked is best if you have the time

1 tbs Dijon mustard (I am a mustard nut so adjust to taste)

Juice 1 lemon

About 125ml (4fl oz or ½ cup) water

I soaked my cashews for around half an hour as that was the only time I had, I think that it would be even better if you did it over night.

Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz until you get a smooth paste. Adjust with more water if it is too thick.

I loosened some of mine up quite a lot with more water as I wanted it to go over a raw salad that I had just made. The rest I put in a jar in the fridge. It is a great addition to my breakfast avocado on toast routine.

Unfortunately this recipe is not on their website so you are just going to have to buy the book

Smokey Cashew- Naise

Substitute the lemon for the juice of 1-2 limes (depending on size and taste

Substitute the Dijon mustard for ½-1 tsp smoked paprika

Perfect for salad dressings and sandwiches - you won't look back