Raw Vegan Chipotle Almond Spread

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I remember the first time I made this Raw Vegan Chipotle Almond Spread because it was a life changer for me.

Of all the dips I’ve made, I have never made one using almonds as the base.

It seemed really interesting to me and after I saw the rest of the ingredients, I knew it was a match made in heaven.

The chunky texture of the almonds and the tangy flavor of the apple cider vinegar and lemon with the smokey chipotle is to die for.

It’s really easy to make and basically just a matter of putting everything in a food processor and you’re ready to go.

Some of my favorite ways to eat it is as a dressing by mixing it with kale for a salad (with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast), spread over raw crackers, my Raw Vegan Chipotle Almond Stuffed Brussels Sprouts and best of all, right out of the food processor.

Yes, I have actually done that on several occasions.

I have made this so many times and it’s better every time  I make it!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Almonds:

  • regulates cholesterol
  • regulates blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 g of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Olive Oil:

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart disease and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood presssure
  • anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
  • maintains proper pH in the body
  • regulates blood pressure
  • reduces bad cholesterol
  • loaded with potassium

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:

  • extremely alkaline
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful anti-bacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Nutritional Yeast:

  • vegan source of vitamin B12
  • contains 18 amino acids and is a complete protein
  • boosts immune system
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains 15 minerals

5 Fast Facts About Chipotle:

  • can help to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • helps to lower the risk of diabetes
  • thermogenic food that energized the metabolism
  • rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium
  • can help to improve circulation by dilating the blood vessels

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

 

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Raw-Vegan-Almond-Chipolte-Spread

 

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Raw-Vegan-Chipolte-Almond-Spread

 

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Tip #1:  Not only is this recipe awesome with the ingredients listed, it’s very versatile and there are actually a lot of different flavor variations you could make.  Check out the original recipe from Beth at Tasty-Yummies.com, she has a lot of gluten-free and dairy-free recipes to share.

One day I’ll make a different version but I have become so addicted to this one, I haven’t really been motivated to change!

 

Raw Vegan Chipolte Almond Spread (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly)

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic almonds
  • 1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (freshly crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg apple cider vinegar
  • 1 organic lemon (freshly juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon organic chipolte powder

Directions

Step 1 Put all ingredients into a food processor and process only until almonds are a "chunky" texture.

Serve as a spread over crackers or as a dip for veggies or atop a salad.

Enjoy!

Note

Recipe slightly adapted from:  http://tasty-yummies.com/2013/04/02/chipotle-almond-spread-dip-wother-favor-variations-gluten-free-vegan/

 


 

 

 

4 comments to Raw Vegan Chipotle Almond Spread

  • Happy Sunday, Karielyn! I get so excited when I see your raw recipes! The raw vegan chipotle almond spread looks so good!

    • Karielyn

      Hi Rika! Thanks so much! You wouldn’t believe me it I told you how often I make this recipe…it really is good. Kind of reminds me of your Raw Cashew Sauce because of the tangy-ness ;)

  • Marcia

    Just made the Almond Spread and it is really good – loved the tang of the apple cider vinegar. Didn’t have time to soak the nuts because I was starving – still turned out great. Looking forward to making a bunch of your raw recipes. Thanks!

    • Karielyn

      Hi there Marcia! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

      I really love this recipe too…and I don’t know which I love the most, the tangy apple cider vinegar or the heat from the chipotle!

      Thanks for trying out the recipe (hope you find more you like too!) and appreciate you taking the time to let me know you liked it ;)

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