Dips are all the rage at parties. Seems everyone these days is knocking themselves out to make the most interesting of all dips known to mankind. Gone are the days of your mom's French onion sour cream dip. These recipes all work with the raw food diet but that can just be your little secret. You'll find dips for veggie sticks, spreads for sandwiches, wraps, or crackers, and even a sweet dip for fruit and desserts.
Kalamata olives form the base of tapenade. Dip veggie sticks in this amazing and powerfully flavorful dip. Use these flavors of the Mediterranean to create a spreadable, lovable dip that goes great on crackers, chips, or in wraps.
This recipe calls for the classic Italian herbs parsley, thyme and rosemary, but you can use anything you like or have on hand. The raw walnut base is basic and can be used to create any number of flavor variations.
Chutney is typically served alongside Indian food dishes. It compliments spicy food or meals with strong flavors. This particular chutney even tastes great right off the spoon. It transforms pretty easily into a salad dressing as well, and makes a great dip for summer rolls.
A sweet dip is a nice change of pace. Try dipping apple slices, banana, or even Raw Chocolate Chili Fudge in there.
Another great pate recipe. Pates are very common in the raw food lifestyle. Having them on hand can sure take away the hunger without much effort. This particular recipe uses soaked sunflower seeds as a base, which delivers a creamy consistency.
This delightful little recipe comes to us via Renée Loux from her book 'Living Cuisine'. It is a unique and sublime way to use your summer garden peas.
With a consistency resembling ricotta and the hardy flavors of pine nuts and macadamias, this raw cheese makes wraps and terrines very rich and indulgent. You can also use this cheese as a dip for crudites or as a side in a salad.