Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cheesy Hemp Dip (w/ Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Butter)

Have you guys heard of hemp seed butter?  Manitoba Harvest makes a really good hemp butter that I've been using in hummus and now in this cheesy hemp dip. It's definitely a "healthy tasting" nut butter, not as creamy as say peanut butter, but that's cause you're getting your full spectrum of omegas, I mean come on, not many butters can do that! This dip is really good with celery (cue the cheese whiz :P), as well as crackers, tortilla chips, in sandwiches and on top of salads.
Then you top it off with hemp seeds...like so...

And there you have it: a dreamy creamy cheese dip



2 tbsp hemp nut butter
2 small cloves garlic
1 red bell pepper
1 tbsp chopped sweet onion (possible to do without it)
Juice of half a lemon
1 cup sprouted sunflower seeds
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
Sea Salt, to taste (I used quite a bit)
Pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in food processor. I made mine in a magic bullet, it worked fine. (If using a bullet though, blend the wetter ingredients first, then add in the sunflower seeds and stir in the hemp seed butter at the end). Add garlic powder before salt so you can adjust the saltiness accordingly.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds really good! I want to try out hemp butter too!

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  2. I love their hemp seeds, but have never tried the butter. This sounds like a great way to use it. :)

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  3. I really wish I could get hemp seeds here in Sydney! I've asked so many places and everyone is looking at me like I'm talking about drugs! They are perfect super food loaded with nutrients and protein. This dip sounds so delicious!

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  6. i'm definitely going to have to look for hemp seed butter because i want to make this dip!
    and i'm seriously in love with nutritional yeast. :)

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  7. Love your blog ladies! Amazing vegan recipes. I love it!

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