Here’s a spread that cuts the fat and calories and packs in the flavor! Rather than reaching for that calorie-laden ranch dip, opt for this the next time you are seeking something to serve with your bell pepper and celery sticks for a unique appetizer. Thanks!

Deliciously Organic Carrot Spread


1 tablespoon canola oil

2 1/2 cups chopped carrots

3/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup filtered or spring water

1/4 cup soy milk

1 tablespoon miso paste

1/2 cup roasted cashews

3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 1/2 tablespoons real maple syrup

1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder


Heat canola oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Cook carrots and onion, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender and onions are translucent. Do not allow the onions to brown. Add water, and bring to a boil. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes; set aside to cool.

When mixture is cool enough to process safely, transfer to a blender or food processor. Add soy milk, miso paste, cashews, salt, maple syrup, and Chinese five-spice powder. Blend until smooth. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.