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Chef Deena’s Healthy Sprouted Seed Dip

When the summer days get busy, and you’re hosting impromptu guests and traveling often, Chef Deena’s sprouted seed dip is perfect last-minute snack. Dips tend to be unnecessarily heavy and flat but this healthy take is packed with wholesome ingredients that have loads of flavor. It was developed by Deena Chanowitz, a nutritionist and chef based in New York who is known for her absolutely gorgeous (and delicious) spreads.

The basis of the recipe is sprouted sesame seeds and flaxseeds, which have minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats that nourish the body. To sprout seeds, you have to soak them in water for 24 hours.  A generous helping of garlic and fresh lemon juice add flavor without weighing the seed mixture down, while fresh herbs add an earthiness that completes the whole picture. Serve it with raw, farm-fresh vegetables like radishes and mini rainbow carrots, which have that satisfying crunch everyone loves. XXJKE

Photos: Sarah Elliott


Chef Deena's Sprouted Seed Dip

  • Units:

Ingredients for the optional

  • 1 cup 237 ml sprouted sesame seeds
  • 1/6 cup 39 ml flax seeds
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons flax seed oil
  • 1-2 lemons juiced and zested
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • Herbs: basil, fennel fronts, etc to taste

For the optional

Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend.