Vegan Cheesy Chipotle Dip

On the raw food diet I have found that just adding a dip or a spread to a simple dish can make all the difference in the world.  If you are one who likes a lot of seasoning or salt and are transitioning to a raw food diet, sauces or spreads really help to add to the flavor without adding a bunch of salt.  This cheesy chipotle dip is vegan so it is dairy-free but it really has a nice cheesy spicy flavor to it.

Raw Vegan Cheesy Chipotle Dip

 

I like using dips like this to eat with raw veggies especially cauliflower, cucumber or bell peppers.  I bring it to work for my snack and it’s so savory and satisfying.  Dips like this can be used at parties as an hors d’oeuvre, poured over zucchini pasta as a sauce, as a salad dressing or used on wraps.

Raw Vegan Cheesy Chipotle Dip

 

Recipe:

1 cup cashews, soaked 6+ hours drained and rinsed

1/2 large red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed and chopped into chunks

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/2 heaping tsp smoked chili chipotle ground powder

1/4 cup water

1 Tbsp coconut amino’s

1 lemon, juice of

1) Blend the cashews and bell pepper on high until smooth and creamy.

2) Add the water in slowly to it as it blends.

3) Add the rest of the above ingredients and blend until creamy.

Serve with fresh cut up veggies.

 

Raw Vegan Cheesy Chipotle Dip

Savor!

5 Comments

  1. Jennifer on January 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    This dip is amazing! I can’t get enough and have been making it constantly. I subbed a chipotle pepper in a little adobe sauce instead of the powder and have also made it with 2/3 cup raw sesame seeds as well. SO GOOD! Thank you! 🙂

    • Jennifer on January 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      oops! I meant “sunflower seeds” not sesame.

    • Christine on January 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that Jennifer! I love the idea of a fresh chipotle pepper, I bet it gives it an amazing flavor. I’ll have to try that next time! It’s nice to know that sunflower seeds can be used instead of cashews for those with allergies, thanks for sharing!

  2. Andreas on October 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

    This dip is so delicious! I use it as a salad dressing, can’t get enough! Hands down the best dressing I’ve ever made. Always try to keep a batch ready in the fridge.
    I tried doubling the ingredients, but that simply wasn’t enough! Going to triple the next time around, at least!
    Thanks for this amazing recipe!

    • Christine on October 18, 2016 at 5:33 am

      Hi Andreas,
      This makes me so happy to hear! I’m thrilled you’re enjoying it so much, and I appreciate you sharing!Having a go to salad dressing is so helpful in getting more greens. Hope you enjoy many more salads to come!

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