Raw Food Recipes for Dips and Spreads

Make the food you love even better with raw dips and spreads!

Pumpkin, Chickpea and Beetroot Hummus Trio with crackers
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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.

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    Raw Walnut Herb Pate Recipe

    Mushrooms walnuts green lentil pate
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    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.

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    Raw Sundried Tomato Olive Pate

    Raw Sundried Tomato Olive Pate
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    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.

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    Herb Pine Nut Macadamia Nut Raw Cheese

    Macadamia Nuts
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    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.