If you’ve ever had food restrictions in your diet for health or allergy reasons, you know that frustrating feeling of trying to find alternatives for some of your favorite snacks and meals.
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!
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.
Yummy! Looks delicious 🙂
Thanks for the recipe! This looks so good!
I think it is from the oil in the nuts and seeds, I don’t think it needs olive oil but you could add some if you want!
Great tip, thanks!
This looks delicious!
This looks so good! I’ve always been a big fan of vegetable dips like this, but I’ve never really thought of making my own. I’m putting this on my list of things to try out this summer when I have some time!
Wow what a great recipe! I go off and on diet restrictions because of health and this dip looks like it would fit perfectly into my diet when I’m trying to be good. 🙂 May I ask though how it gets creamy? Is it from the oil in the sunflower and hemp seeds? It doesn’t need olive oil?
This looks so yum and healthy! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
YUM! This looks so delicious!
This looks so good – I cant wait to try! One of my favorites is a little chipotle mayo with cucumber – so I can only imagine how good this is with it!!
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That looks so good!
Oh this sounds really good! I bet it would work well as a salad dressing too! going to try it 🙂
How lovely to see Manitoba hemp hearts in your piece. I am in Winnipeg, Manitoba and love that they have made their way to you.
My husband would love this!
This sounds delicious! A great alternative to my usual dips and humus.
This dip looks easy and delicious. I work from home and often have a snack-type meal at least once a day. This dip and some crackers/veggies would be perfect for that.
I love red pepper everything so this is right up my alley!
Yummy! Looks delicious 🙂
Yay! Healthy food:) I would definitely dig more of these types of recipes (vegan + allergen free.) Thank you, Laura!