View Full Version : Butternut squash Dip?
09-29-2006, 03:58 PM
any recipes for butternut squash dip?
i bananaed, and found nothing :(
09-29-2006, 04:40 PM
could you use a 'pumpkin pie' recipe and just dip? not pour in a crust and make it like a pie?
09-29-2006, 04:41 PM
do they taste similar enough to do that?
i dunno ive never had either..raw or cooked :eek:
09-29-2006, 05:13 PM
Butternut squash is a lot firmer than pumpkin, so I don't think such a subsitution would work well.
09-29-2006, 07:22 PM
are you looking for a sweet dip? for fruits? savory dip for celery carrot sticks?
when you blend butternut squash or pumpkin the texture is firmer/softer but not too much difference in taste.
09-29-2006, 08:10 PM
Actually, I think if you have a good blender, butternut squash is a good substitute for pumpkin. But I usually use it to make a soup, adding cinnamon, maybe curry powder, nutritional yeast, miso, salt, maybe some greens, and enough water to blend (onions or leeks might also be good). When I'm tired of the soup, I pour it on a plastic sheet and dehydrate for a tasty wrap--but you need to make sure your soup is not too watery before doing this. I don't think butternut squash's consistency lends itself well to dips, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong . . .
09-29-2006, 08:40 PM
I think I've got one for a Squacho-cheese dip (it's supposed to taste sorta like nacho cheese dip) somewhere. I look around for you when I get home tonight. I haven't made it yet, though. :)
09-30-2006, 12:58 AM
Okay, I don't know where I got this recipe, but it had to be online, on some raw food site somewhere.
2/3 cup butternut squash
2 cups fresh cilantro
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs olive oil
2 tsp. celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
2 red bell peppers, finely chopped
2 cups golden flax seeds, ground.
In your blender combine everything except the ground flax and finely chopped red pepper. slowly add the flax into the mixture until it blends. Spread onto smooth dehydrator sheets all the way to the sides. Sprinkle minced pepper evenly on top. Dehydrate at 105 for 3-4 hours.
This recipe calls for dehydration, but I was just going to use it as a dip for vegetables myself.
good luck, if I make this before you do, I'll let you know how it turns out!
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