The Musette: Super, Duper Dip

I’m going to share the best thing in my fridge right now. It’s a dip, and I can’t get enough of it. The base is a trifecta of creamy ripe avocado, nuts (cashews or almonds) and chickpeas. Citrus juice kicks in with acidity from orange and lime then I raided the spice drawer to add all sorts of goodies to bestow a moderate rather than feisty spice level. But, of course, you can dial the heat up or down.<

Peace, Love & Energy Dip

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • large, ripe avocado 
  • 240g (1 cup) cooked chickpeas
  • 140g (1 cup) cashews or almonds, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • thumb-sized chunk fresh ginger, peeled 
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, or hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 2 tsp favourite curry powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) filtered  water
  • To serve: toasted cashews, chopped fresh coriander, extra chickpeas, drizzle of olive oil, sprinkling of curry powder (optional)


1.Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until silky smooth. You might need to scrape down the sides a couple of times along the way. If you need to add another tablespoon or so of water to get the thickness you like, go for it. Or use more orange juice. Serve topped with any/all of the suggested toppings. Enjoy

Peace, Love & Energy Dip

Sheree’s Handy Hints

This is a hardworking dip. It’s great with baked pita chips, tortilla chips, crackers, etc. It can also play a supporting role in many other ways. It’s a versatile sandwich spread. And I love it slathered across garlic-rubbed grilled flatbreads or used atop baked potatoes. It’s yummy inside burritos, or on top of quesadillas and as part of your favourite grain bowl. You can even thin it out with a splash of olive oil, and extra citrus juice for a creamy dressing.

Peace, Love & Energy Dip

17 Comments on “The Musette: Super, Duper Dip

  1. Sounds tempting, definitely worth trying! You know, your dip for the crispy cauliflower is so popular with us that I prepare larger amounts, and we use it like a kind of luxury teriyaki sauce for all kinds of purposes.

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  2. sounds delicious, I am printing it to try it sooner than later (btw I save as pdf all your recipes and print out right away the ones I want to try asap. some have become classics of mine that I repeat over and over again like the vegan orzo that is sooooo good)

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