I’m very excited to share this recipe with you for the simple fact it’s amazing. Bitchin’ Sauce has been on my radar for quite some time. We live part time in San Diego county and it originated there; where it’s sold at the farmers market and each time I pass by it calls my name.
This sauce is great as a dip, spread on toast, put on vegetables or thinned a little for a dressing. One bite and you’re hooked. It’s vegan and gluten-free. The trouble is, you could eat the whole carton, so be careful because it does have oil.
But, thanks to The Healthy Librarian, we have this inspired version without added oil. This recipe does have almonds which are very good for you. Almonds are lower in fat than other nuts and their health benefits outweigh any added calories.
To quote from an article about the recent nut study, this was “the biggest study yet into whether nuts can add years to your life shows that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, cancer or any other cause over 30 years than people who didn’t eat them.”
I’ve changed up this original version a tad by using smoked paprika instead of regular but use the regular if it’s all you have. You can also add cilantro, jalapenos or chipotle powder for a southwestern kick. Really you can have fun playing with seasonings. You can alter the taste by swapping seasonings depending on the occasion or time of year. Here are some additional ready-made seasonings that would work great to transform the flavors.
Don’t be afraid to use this as a dip at parties or for holiday gatherings. Guys love this dip because they just want to say pass the bitchin’ sauce. But seriously everyone will love this sauce! And, check out my other delicious whole food plant-based appetizers if you're looking for something else.
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