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Chipotle Sunflower Seed Dip

By June 18, 2017Recipes
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If you’re like me, you need to do a lot of snacking to stave off hunger. And it’s easy to enjoy your snacking habit and still stick to a sensible nutrition plan if you have healthy, flavorful, and accessible options to keep you going.

So many dips start with beans or cheese, but this hearty nut and sunflower seed dip will keep you full and satisfied through to your next meal. The citrus and the chipotle give it a special and unexpected pop.

If you have parties planned, make a bunch of this sunflower seed dip and surprise your guests with something they’ve probably never tried before. Make some carrot, cucumber, and jicama sticks to pair with it and nobody will even miss the chips.

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Chipotle Sunflower Seed Dip

This hearty nut- and seed-based dip will keep you full and satisfied through to your next meal. The citrus and the chipotle give it a special and unexpected pop.

Category Appetizer, Paleo, Snack, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Alma Schneider


  • 1 cup salted roasted sunflower seeds (without shells)
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce or diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 peeled clementine or 1/2 of a peeled seedless orange
  • 1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a food processor, puree all the ingredients together until fully combined.
  2. Adjust seasonings to your liking.
  3. Dip your veggie of choice — carrots, cucumber, celery, bell pepper, and jicama all work well.
Sunflower photo (CC BY 2.0) by tOrange.

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.