Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
A healthy party dip alternative from the website SuperFoodsRX. Pumpkin seeds are sooo good for you - In addition to a mega amount of zinc, they are also a very good source of iron, copper, protein, magnesium and monounsaturated fats, fight cholesterol and lower your risk for certain cancers. This spread maintains a nutty consistency, is slightly spicy and is great alongside fresh, raw veggies (carrots, celery or cauliflower). Remember that a little goes a long way! Be sure to use a good-quality light mayonnaise made with heart-healthy fats like grapeseed, canola, or soy oil.
- 1 small shallot
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 small jalapeno
- 1⁄3 cup flax seed
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds, roasted and salted
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2⁄3 cup canola oil mayonnaise (the heart-healthy kind)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 2 small oranges, juice of
- 1 small lemon, juice of
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika, as garnish
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, as garnish
- Juice oranges and lemon; set aside.
- Finely mince shallot, garlic, and jalapeno in a food processor.
- Add pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds; process again.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and process until it reaches a fine spreading consistency.
- Add more orange juice if necessary to create a creamier texture.
- Place in a bowl, and garnish with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil.
this did not do it for me. it was a bit bitter and tasted way to much like stereotypical health food. i added a tomato and some sour cream to try and fix it.. it was ok. but way too much cilantro.. and orange. i only put one orange in it and it was too much so two would have killed it. and i added an extra jalepeno for more heat. and salt. very healthy for you though.