Brain Healthy IngredientsSage, Winter Squashes & Carrots
Winter squashes like butternut squash are full of beta carotene, vitamin C, folic acid, antioxidants, and niacin. They offer a lot of brain and body health benefits while adding few calories to your diet.
For a truly aromatic dip, pay attention to finely chopping the raw sage before adding it. Chopping the sage will release natural herb essences for a bold flavor your guests will love!
- 1 15-oz can butternut squash
- 4 heaping Tbsps garlic hummus
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp dried orange peel
- 2 Tbsps plain soy creamer
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp fresh black pepper
- 5 large fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
- Spoon butternut squash puree into a small to medium mixing bowl.
- Add hummus, maple syrup, soy creamer, orange peel, salt and pepper
- Mix well, until dip is smooth and well blended.
- Fold in a pinch of sage leaves.
- Microwave on high until dip is warm, about 1 minute.
- Fold in remaining sage leaves and additional salt to taste, if desired. If adding cayenne and/or cinnamon, fold in to taste. Microwave for another 20 seconds then mix well again.
- Spoon dip into a serving dish. Garnish with a whole sage leaf, if desired.
- Serve dip lukewarm or at room temperature with crostini bread, crackers, or veggie sticks.