This Creamy Butternut and Peanut dip is rich, silky with a great caramelized flavor from coconut sugar and sesame oil.
It’s super healthy with all-natural plant-based ingredients that are readily available and only take a total of about 40 minutes to prepare the best veggie dip you can make. I baked the butternut to dehydrate it so the dip doesn’t get mushy and to give it a caramelized and slightly charred flavor.
This simple recipe only calls for butternut, peanut butter, soy sauce, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, lemon, roasted sesame oil, and green apple, making it very healthy for snacking or drizzling over your salads as an accompaniment for your appetizers or sides. When selecting peanut butter, select the natural peanut butter that does not have added sugars or oils; otherwise, your butternut dip will end up being too oily and too sweet. The roasted sesame oil and peanut butter add just the right amount of oil needed and the green apple, coconut sugar, and butternut add a perfect sweetness balanced by the tang of vinegar and lemon juice.
How creamy your Creamy Butternut and Peanut Butter Dip is depended on how smoothly you blend all your ingredients. If you want to have some chunks in there, don’t blend it fully, but if you are like me and prefer it extra creamy, blend until you get a smooth paste. Enjoy!
Creamy Butternut and Peanut Butter Dip
Butternut is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, Folate, Protein, Complex carbs, Fiber, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Thiamine, Manganese, and Potassium. Its health benefits include preventing and lowering high blood pressure, lowering blood sugar levels, lowering the risk of cancer, boosting digestive health and immunity, and promoting healthy hair and skin. Peanut butter is a rich source of protein, minerals, and some essential vitamins. While it has healthy nutrients, it should be consumed in moderation as it is high in saturated fats, sodium, and calories. Some of its health benefits include weight loss only when taken in moderation. In addition, it helps you stay full longer, thus curbing your appetite, improving heart health, controlling blood sugar levels, and helping in recovery after strenuous workouts.
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tbsp roasted sesame oil
- 1/2 green apple
Cut up one medium butternut, remove the pits, and dice into cubes.
Place the butternut onto a baking tray and grill in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend into a smooth paste.
Serve it as a snack or with other meals.
You can keep it in an airtight jar for two weeks or more. Everyone will enjoy this spread.
0.7g Saturated fat