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Raw Vegan Cheddar Dip

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I promised I’d post this dip, so here it is! The other day my Mom and I had this for lunch…a whole platter of freshly cut veggies with this cheesy deliciousness. I’m afraid I can’t take credit for this recipe, but I’m glad I can share it with you all!

I absolutely heart this recipe…not only does it have that cheesy taste (without the actual cheese) that I love, but it has B12, calcium, antioxidants, vitamin E, healthy fats, and it tastes marvelous. You can thin it down slightly and warm it up to use it as a cheese sauce for noodles or cooked vegetables, or you could thin it down even more for a salad dressing. Then again, you could just leave the consistency as is and use it as a dip for crudites or corn chips. This is a superb recipe because everyone…loves…cheese.

Rich Cheddar Dip/Sauce

  1. 1 red bell pepper
  2. ¼ cup water
  3. ¾ cup raw sunflower seeds
  4. 1 tbsp. tahini
  5. 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  6. 1 ½ tsp. sea salt
  7. 2 tsp. onion powder
  8. 1 garlic clove
  9. 2 tbsp. lemon juice

Cheese Dip Ingredients

Whiz in blender until creamy. Add a little water if it’s too thick. This recipe is reprinted with permission from Serene Allison’s “Rejuvenate Your Life” recipe book. I appreciate this book so much and would definitely say it’s in my top 3 for recipe books! Enjoy!

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Nutritonal Info (per tablespoon): Cals: 22, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 92mg, Carbs: 2g, Fibre: .5g, Protein: 1g

Category: Dairy Free, Dips & Sauces, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan | Tags: , , , , , , , , 15 comments »

15 Responses to “Raw Vegan Cheddar Dip”

  1. Zo @ Two Spoons

    Actually sounds quite delicious – was skeptical at first but all those ingredients really would make it cheesy tasting. I finally found out where to get nutritional yeast (I’m in New Zealand, and we don’t get a lot of vegan-friendly stuff) too, so this will be at the top of my list to try. Thanks!

  2. Nadia

    I love the raw cheese dips!
    For dinner parties I always prepare at least one of those and everybody fells in love immediately :) Will try this one too!

  3. Megan D

    It looks really tasty. Not everyone in my family enjoys bell peppers though. Could you recommend an alternative?

  4. Lily

    this is amazing! it was my frst time “cooking” with nutritional yeast, and I love it!

  5. PinayInTexas

    Will try this! Looks so delish! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Angel

    I may try this. And I think I’ll pick up some tahini. I notice that you use it frequently, and I am wanting to try it out. Maybe I’ll try this recipe. If so, I’ll link to you and let you know how I like it! :)

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  12. Camy

    Thank you for this awesome recipe! It was late night and I didn’t want to eat something really unhealthy (trying to be vegan /raw but not there fully yet…imagine going for a mcdonald’s burger (YIKES) I stopped myself and made this dip– I didn’t have a red pepper but substituted with a green pepper. No garlic left so I used garlic powder instead. DELICIOUS!!!! Even my hubby who is picky liked it :) TY


    I’m looking into doing a candida cleanse and I’m avoiding all wheat and yeast…. what’s this nutritional yeast about?


    can I leave it out?

  15. Charissa

    Jessica – Nutritional yeas is deactivated yeast – but I wouldn’t use it on a candida cleanse. However, you can still make this recipe for a dip, but it just won’t have that cheesy flavour – since that’s what nutritional yeast is all about!

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