Pumpkin Maca Tahini Dip

This incredible combination of anti-oxidant rich pumpkin with savory tahini and seasonal fall spices like ginger and cinnamon is a perfect accompaniment to any fall gathering. Maca gives this dip a slightly-nutty hint and helps support energy and hormone balance.

Serve with a beautiful assortment of vegetables and crackers for a dairy-free appetizer board or use as a wrap spread with matchstick veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin (can used canned, organic)

  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame butter)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon maca powder (can leave out if desired)

  • Juice from 2 lemons

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)

  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

Blend together in a food processor. Add water or olive oil to thin if desired. Serve with cut-up veggies, crackers, plantain chips, pretzels or spread on a wrap.

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Amy Jackson Rind

Amy Rind works with busy women to reclaim their lives from the health burdens of stress, aging and fatigue. With practical, real food changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can truly begin to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Journey into healing by identifying your unique nutrition needs that will help you and your family feel better, think better and create the life you were meant to live.

Amy earned her 700-hour nutrition consultant certification with honors from Bauman College. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.