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Enjoy 3 Vegan Summer Dips

18th June 2021

Who else loves dips? They are the perfect snack during the summer months, whether you are off for a sunset picnic at the beach, planning a BBQ or as a snack during the football matches. We have selected three very different vegan summer dips for you to enjoy whenever and wherever!

Spicy Baba Ganoush Eggplant Dip – Recipe by Trail and Eater

Spicy Baba Ganoush (Eggplant Dip) – with red pepper and sriracha, this appetizer is for you spicy food lovers!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 eggplant

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)

1 lemon, juiced

1/2 teaspoon salt

Top with:

More olive oil as needed

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

sriracha, optional

Vegan Summer Dips

Roasted Garlic White Bean Spinach Dip – Recipe by Tasting Page

This roasted garlic white bean spinach dip is dairy free and packed with protein-rich, healthy ingredients, making it a great recipe for your upcoming summer parties. Just add Chardonnay!

Makes About 2 cups

Ingredients

1 head of garlic

3 + 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 – 15 oz can of white beans (Cannellini or butter beans), drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1-1/2 cups fresh spinach

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Slice off the top 1/4 of the garlic head, so that each clove is exposed. Drizzle the head, and in between the cloves, with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Wrap in tinfoil and place in oven. Bake about 45 minutes or until the cloves are soft and easily removed by pinching from the bottom.
  2. Place the beans, lemon juice and cumin in a food processor and blend until combined. Add the roasted garlic cloves and then slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Adjust until it’s creamy, but not too thin. Season generously with salt and sprinkle with pepper.
  3. Place the spinach in a steamer basket over boiling water and allow to wilt, about 3-5 minutes. Cool the spinach and then squeeze the excess water, ensuring to dry thoroughly. Coarsely chop the spinach.
  4. Stir the spinach into the garlic white bean dip and serve immediately or refrigerate and enjoy for the next few days.

Vegan Nacho Cheese – Recipe by Karissa’s vegan kitchen

Cheesy, creamy, a little spicy, full of flavor – this vegan nacho cheese is killing it. Plus, it’s healthy and free of artificial ingredients.

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 12 (2 ½ cups)

Ingredients

1¼ cup potatoes – peeled and cubed

⅔ cup carrots – peeled and cubed

1¼ cup plant-based milk – plain, unsweetened

¼ cup nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 tablespoon tomato paste

3 teaspoons cornstarch – or arrowroot powder

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon salt – or more to taste

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper – optional, for extra spice

Instructions

  1. Add potatoes and carrots to a pot of water. Bring to a boil, and let boil for 10 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. Strain and add to a blender.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until super creamy and smooth.
  3. Pour the nacho cheese into a pot and heat on medium-low heat until it starts to bubble. This will activate the cornstarch and help thicken the nacho cheese.
  4. Serve warm with your favorite chips!

If you would like to discover some more delicious vegan summer dips check out the recipes on this site.

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Karissa, 22 Scrumptious Vegan Dip Recipes; 2020; www.karissasvegankitchen.com/scrumptious-vegan-dip-recipes [Accessed 17 June 2021].

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