Sauces and Dips

These recipes are great paired with pita chips, veggie sticks, cherry tomatoes, whole grain bread, etc.

 

ARUGULA BEAN DIP

From bhg.com/food


Ingredients:
3 cups arugula

1/4 cup olive oil

2 T. lemon juice

2 cloves halved garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 15 oz. can cannellini beans (drained & rinsed)

1 tomato (seeded and chopped)


Instructions:
1. Put arugula, oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt into blender.  Blend until smooth.

2. Add beans and blend until mixture is chunky.

3. Transfer to serving bowl.  Mix in chopped tomato.

 

HUMMUS

Ingredients:
4 cups garbanzo beans, drained

1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)

1/3 cup warm water

1/3 cup olive oil

juice of one lemon

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons cumin

pepper to taste

Instructions:
1. Combine beans, tahini, water, olive oil, and lemon juice in blender or food processor.

2. Add the garlic, salt, and cumin.

3. Process again until fully blended.

 


PUMPKIN SEED PESTO

(From The pH Miracle by Dr. Robert Young)

Ingredients:

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp. sea salt

Black pepper

2 cups fresh basil leaves

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup olive oil


Instructions:

1. Combine garlic, salt, and pepper in food processor and chop finely.

2. Add basil leaves and pumpkin seeds.  Blend until ground.

3. With motor running, slowly add olive oil until well combined.

 



ALMOND GINGER DRIZZLE

(From Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup almond butter

2 teaspoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar

1 teaspoon grated gingerroot

1-2 teaspoons hot pepper oil

1/3 cup water

Instructions:

1. Put all ingredients in a small pan on low heat.

2. Using whisk, mix ingredients until smooth and warm.

** This can be served over grains, beans, vegetables, or salad.





 

 

 

 

 

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