2tablespoonstapioca starchoptional, but great for a cheese pull
Preheat your oven to 400°F/200°C.
In a blender, add the cashews, vegan milk, sea salt, ground black pepper, nutritional yeast, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, lemon juice, vegan parmesan cheese and optional tapioca starch. Blend on high for about 2 to 3 minutes until completely smooth. Set aside.
In a pan over medium heat, add the fresh spinach and wilt down if it’s fresh until fully wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain the excess water that comes off.
Turn the pan back on to medium-high heat, place the spinach back in the pan, and add the artichokes to the pan with a pinch of salt and stir together for about 2 minutes.
Turn heat off and add the spinach artichoke mix to your baking dish (I used about a 9" x 5" oval dish). Pour the blended sauce mixture on top, and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt if needed.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden and cheesy, and you can broil for a few minutes if desired too. Remove from oven, sprinkle optionally with extra vegan parmesan cheese, allow to cool slightly, then serve! Enjoy!
*If using frozen spinach, you don't have to wilt it down. Just let it thaw completely and squeeze off any excess liquid. Then proceed with the rest of the recipe by adding the spinach to the pan with the artichokes.