4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips

4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Not long ago I shared 3 chickpea free hummus recipes, and although I didn’t anticipate it at the time, it turns out you guys were totally into them! I received a bunch of emails and Instagram messages asking for more ideas, so this is me delivering for you.

Why would you want to make bean-free hummus and dips?

I’ll start by saying I have absolutely nothing against chickpeas, other beans and legumes. I actually really love them, and my motivation for making the original 3 varieties was quite simply because I ran out of time to boil chickpeas before a party.

While veggie dips don’t quite have the same protein content as a bean-based dip, there are plenty of reasons to love them:

  1. Veggie-based dips can have the same texture and be just as flavourful as regular hummus, and can also provide a much wider array of vitamins and minerals. (The brighter the colours, the better!)
  2. The caloric and carbohydrate content of veggie-based dips tends to be lower than bean-based hummus, which may be helpful if you tend to get carried away when there’s a bowl of hummus and pita chips in front of you!
  3. They can be enjoyed by people who follow dietary lifestyles where beans and legumes are no-go’s, such as paleo and Whole 30.
  4. Veggie dips can also be enjoyed by people who typically experience digestive issues when eating beans and legumes. Often this can be reduced by soaking before boiling, but that takes time you may not have.

4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Right – ready to grab your food processor? Let’s give these a whirl. (See what I did there? #dadjoke)

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4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Balsamic Beet Hummus


  • Author: Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup
  • Category: snack
  • Method: food processor

Description

Roasting beets and cauliflower adds so much depth to the flavour of this dip, and also helps to create a smoother consistency.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced purple beets
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower florets
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • juice of 1/2 large lemon
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the beets, cauliflower and shallots in a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once finished roasting, place all ingredients in the food processor and process until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the jug with a spatula occasionally, and when finished, transfer to a small jar.
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4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Avocado Lime Dip


  • Author: Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup
  • Category: snack
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

This Asian-inspired dip is creamy, smooth and full of heart-healthy fats from avocado. Blending in lime zest really elevates the citrusy flavour.


Ingredients

  • 1 ripe, pitted and peeled avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro (or as much as you like – I like to add way more!)
  • 2 tbsp low sodium tamari, gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lime, + 1/4 tsp zest
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the jug with a spatula occasionally, and when finished, transfer to a small jar.
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4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip


  • Author: Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup
  • Category: snack
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

This Thai-inspired veggie dip is loaded with beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps to help keep your skin and immune system healthy.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup peeled, roasted or boiled sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
  • sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the jug with a spatula occasionally.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. If you prefer a stronger red curry flavour, add 1 more tsp red curry paste.
  • When smooth and fully blended, transfer to a small jar.
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4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus


  • Author: Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup
  • Category: snack
  • Method: food processor

Description

This smoky-spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus is perfect if you like your dips to light up your tastebuds. Pair it with veggies, or layer it inside your favourite sandwich or wrap.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups roasted cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch of sea salt
  • garnishes: hot sauce, cilantro

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the jug with a spatula occasionally, and when finished, transfer to a small jar.

4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

Your turn! What’s your favourite dip or hummus flavour?

4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat
4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat
4 Better-Than-Hummus Veggie Dips | Balsamic Beet, Avocado Lime, Buffalo Cauliflower and Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato! | #antiinflammatory #vegan #paleo #lowsugar | Eat Spin Run Repeat

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