Raw Vegan Soaked Sunflower Seed Tahini Basil Pate (Recipe!)
As much as we love hummus to death, sometimes one just needs to mix up the dips a little bit, right?
Having something healthy, versatile, and full of flavor - which also just so happens to keep really well - is so helpful when strategizing healthy snack and meal ideas for the week - hence why hummus is a go-to for many of us. This recipe, while similar, subs in soaked sunflower seeds for the 'bonzo beans, keeping things raw and legume-free, yet still rich in protein. And don't worry tahini fans, there's still plenty of your beloved sesame butter in this recipe too. The addition of fresh basil and red bell pepper is like an explosion of garden-fresh flavor in the mouth. It's creamy and dense enough to glide right over bread or crackers, is a delicious way to add a little more pizazz to raw veggie sticks, and can even be watered down a bit for a tasty salad dressing. We loved spreading this on rice cakes with fresh tomatoes, extra basil leaves, and mashed avocado, or adding a hefty scoop to a salad with an extra drizzle of olive oil instead of dressing. You've got to give this one a go this weekend!