I did a pretty intense diet change a few years ago to try and correct some health issues I was having at the time, and the list of things that I could eat was so teeny tiny that I just about gave up on the plan.
Thankfully, I found a few staple recipes to adapt like this pepper dip and this chocolate pudding to satisfy my snack cravings while maintaining my eating path.
Since the ingredients are so simple, I’ve found that it also has worked for a lot of other people that try to steer clear of their own list of items, so I thought I’d share it with you to hopefully enjoy as well!
Spicy Red Pepper Dip
Adapted from Averie Cooks’ Spicy Doritos Cheezy Dip
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
1/2 cup hemp seeds (try sesame seeds if you don’t have these)
1/2 of a red pepper (seeds removed)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
OK, now it takes hours to make this dip because you have to individually clean each seed and then…JUST KIDDING! Put it all in a food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth. Easy peasy.
This dip is great with lots of different dippers, so feel free to try different kinds of chips or veggies and see what combination you like best! If you are timid when it comes to spice, dial back the spices a bit, and if you like it hot, then add a little more.
The weird thing is that I don’t even like red peppers that much, but I love this dip! Think you’ll give it a try? xo. Laura
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- ⅓ cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
- ½ cup hemp seeds (try sesame seeds if you don’t have these)
- ½ red pepper (seeds removed)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Put it all in a food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth. The end.