I love raw dips! They’re one my favorite categories of raw food recipes to play with in the kitchen due to the endless combination and creative variations you can make, and it’s even more endless what you can combine with them – veggies, raw crackers, raw breads. I really like to make this cilantro lime dip and use it to make stuffed red pepper – an easy to make and living food dinner idea (in case you’ve been running out of ideas.) I just made this cilantro lime dip with beet chips and it’s absolutely delicious…
Raw Cilantro Lime Dip Recipe
For this recipe, you will need either a food processor or a high powered blender like the Vitamix. I personally use and recommend the Vitamix blender for it’s awesome durability. These are two of the top 4 essential raw food kitchen tools I recommend stocking your kitchen with.
- 2 1/2 C – 3C sunflower seeds
- 1/2 C lime juice
- 1/2 C olive oil (can also use hemp seed oil) UPDATE: Since I posted this, I no longer use refined oils, want to know the truth about oils? I’ve since made this recipe without oil and it’s still delicious. I add a little more cilantro and lemon juice and an extra splash of coconut water. I didn’t need (or miss) the oils at all – and I’m not missing all the weight I lost since I dropped oils out of my diet either…
- 3-4 bunches of cilantro
- 1/4 C water
- 3 T of fresh parsley
- 1 t Salt (or to taste, I personally don’t add any salt, want to know why? Get my free report on salt here)
- 1 t Black pepper (or to taste)
- 1/8 t Ahi Chilli (or to taste)
- 1/4 t Cumin
Place your sunflower seeds, lime juice, hemp oil (or you can skip the oil), water, and spices into the food processor and process until smooth. Chop up the cilantro and add one bunch at a time until all are added and you have your desired consistency. I usually like to go for a pretty smooth dip for this one.
Use it as a dip for chips, in a stuffed pepper, in a nori sushi roll with veg or simply as a side to a salad. If you’re looking to reduce your nut and seed intake, you can always half the seed portion or double the cilantro portion.
Try to take a moment to bless your food before you eat it.
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,