Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Veggies & Dip, Dip, Dip

Raw veggies and dip are a healthy, quick and easy snack.  Veggies alone can get boring and are not a significant source of protein or good fats but add any of these nutrient packed dips to them and you have a powerhouse snack or lunch on the run.

Classic Basil Pesto

2 cups raw walnuts
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 cups fresh basil
2 garlic cloves
Dash of salt

In food processor, process nuts until fine. Add remaining ingredients and process until very smooth. Refrigerate.

Classic Humus

2 cans chickpeas (15 oz. each), drained and rinsed
1/3 cup tahini
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup filtered water (only necessary if blend is too thick)

Process all ingredients in food processor until smooth.  Refrigerate.


Avocado Cilantro Dip

2 ripe avocados
1 cup fresh cilantro
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of garlic powder
3-4 tbsp. fresh lime juice

Scoop avocado out of it's shell and remove the pit.  Place in food processor with all other ingredients and blend until smooth.  Refrigerate.

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