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.
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.
- 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
In a food processor, puree all the ingredients together until fully combined.
Adjust seasonings to your liking.
Dip your veggie of choice — carrots, cucumber, celery, bell pepper, and jicama all work well.
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