Every so often I crave a super nutritious dip. Recently I want crazy for this one. It is inspired by chinese plum sauces.
This winter I found myself craving prune dips- something i have never had before so not sure how the craving started but it pushed me to create this absolutely delicious and packed with nutrition dip.
This dip is creamy and thick and rich.
1 block of sprouted silken tofu (any other tofu will work). I have also tried this tofu free by replacing the tofu with 2 tbsp of tahini and some celery hearts (no leaves- the leaves are too bitter). I would imagine that peanut butter can also add Asian flavor and indulgence for all the PB lovers out there.
Almond or coconut milk until desired consistency is achieved.
1-2 tbsp of dried Seaweed. I like Wakame and Kombu a lot. Hijiki and dulse also work great. It adds bulk and saltiness and dimension to the flavor. it also adds iodine and a lot of essential minerals.
1 to 1 1/2 handfuls of dried prunes. These thicken the sauce and add sweetness as well as flavor and calories.
1-2 tbsp of Miso. This adds a lot of umami flavor. You can experiment with different kinds of miso. I have been using sweet white less sodium miso and this one is delightful.
Apple cider vinegar to taste. 1-4 tbsp depending on your preference.
1 clove of Garlic
Spices of your choice. I like black pepper.
I adore pouring hot sauce on top. Sweet and spice will work too. I love spicy food which is funny because I didn’t grow up eating spicy food at all. I guess it goes well with a vegan or plant-based diet. Spicy food can be warming in winter and cooling in summer. Great for the health of your lungs, stomach and overall health. It is also a digestive. In the photo I used some new to me fancy Hawaiian Ginger Hot Sauce. I keep buying new ones because there are so many great options.
That’s it my friends. Blend! It has a beautiful white color with a lot of flavor.
If you want to add zucchini to the base you can. It can add volume.
I use this to dip raw or steamed cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes and other seasonal veggies in. It can make you veggie lover for sure.
Enjoy and let me know how you like it if you end up making it.