Nutritarian Sour Cream/Mayo

This tasty condiment is so versatile that it can be used to replace both sour cream and mayo!

Mrs. Love Chard and I have enjoyed it on Nutritarian paninis, creamed cucumbers, a topper for loaded baked sweet potatoes, an addition to a hearty bowl of taco salad, as a cream for soups, and have added ground cayenne or hot sauce of choice to make spicy mayo for sushi.

We also love using this as a base for homemade salad dressings: blend with fruit, vinegar, spices, and herbs.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package [12-14 ounces] organic soft* tofu

  • ½ cup raw cashews**

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice + a little lemon zest if you wish

  • 2 tbsp white vinegar

  • 1 heaping tbsp mustard, any variety [we like spicy brown or Dijon]

  • ⅛ tsp onion powder

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 1 dash black pepper

  • 1 dash ground cayenne pepper, optional

  • Water [as needed to reach desired consistency]

Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender/food processor [we use our Nutribullet] and blend until creamy.

Notes:

*If using firm or extra firm, simply add some water until desired consistency.

**If you would like to restrict your nuts or have a nut allergy you can replace cashews with an even amount of cooked beans or do a combination of both. This is a common practice at Love Chard HQ. [chickpeas/garbanzo beans are our fav!]

Sweet Potato Hummus

I brought hummus!!!

You guys…. I seriously eat this with a spoon.

#noshame

Sweet potatoes, chickpeas, sesame seeds with a twist of curry and cumin.

Perfection.

Enjoy with raw vegetables, as a salad topper, in a wrap, spread over toasted whole sprouted grain Ezekiel bread… or seriously just by itself with a giant spoon. No serving size here… enjoy to satisfaction!

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Author: Bethany Stec

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chickpeas/garbanzo beans

  • 1½ cups cooked sweet potato

  • 1 tablespoon raw tahini*

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ⅓ cup water**

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a high powered food processor.

  2. Blend until smooth.

  3. Top with a few extra sesame seeds.

Notes

*Tahini is sesame seed paste. This can be found in most grocery stores either in their health food department or ethnic food aisle.
**Use more water if needed to reach desired consistency.