Vegetable Spreads: Our Favorite Recipes

10th February 2020
From baba ganoush to muhammara, vegetable spreads are a delicious way to add more vitamins and fiber into your diet. If you’re wondering how to make any of these concoctions, keep reading!

We all love spreads: they add a delicious flavor and humidity to pretty much all your meals. Nevertheless, many traditional spreads are often high in fats and calories. The answer? Vegetable spreads! If you’re interested, here are our favorite recipes.

Muhammara: one of the classic vegetable spreads

Also known as a red pepper and walnut dip, this classic vegetable spread makes a delicious addition to wraps and sandwiches.

Many people use it as a pesto substitute. Because of the garlic and dried nuts, it’s delicious as a scrumptious sauce for pasta dishes. Of course, you can also use it as a dip.

If you’re wondering how to make this, check out the recipe below. Evidently, you can tailor it to fit your taste!

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of roasted red peppers
  • 2.4 ounces of walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • Garlic clove, depending on personal taste
The muhammara is a vegetable spread of peppers and nuts.

  • A teaspoon of pepper
  • A teaspoon of cumin
  • Two tablespoons virgin olive oil

To start, place all of the ingredients into a mixer. Then, beat on high until smooth. Stop mixing once the spread is fluffy and smooth.

Vegan sobrassada

Although sobrassada is a traditional Spanish meat product, this is a vegan version of another vegetable and dried nut spread. Sobrassada, vegan or not, goes especially well in wraps and sandwiches.

Ingredients:

  • 2.4 ounces of dried tomatoes (left to soak for one or two hours)
  • 1 ounce of pine nuts, cashews or almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • A teaspoon of paprika
  • A teaspoon of oregano
  • Garlic, according to taste

Of course, sobrassada is incredibly easy to make. It’s important to pre-soak your dried tomatoes in a cup of warm water. But, if you’re short on time, you can also use sun-dried tomatoes in oil; these don’t need to be presoaked.

Once you’ve gathered everything, mix in a blender until smooth. Then, enjoy!

Sweet vegetable cream

Do you love chocolate spreads? That’s great! But, the bad thing is that common chocolate spreads are full of palm oil. Equally, they also contain corn syrup and other nasty ingredients.

To avoid this, why don’t you try this delicious vegetable cream? It’s full of delicious chocolate flavor and has zero refined sugars. Because of it, this spread is great for chocolate-lovers following a diet.

To prepare this rich recipe, you’ll need:

  • 20 (natural) dates
  • Two tablespoons of hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of pure cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil

Of course, if the cream is too stiff, you can add half a banana. Evidently, the fruit will make it creamier.

Mushroom and nut spread

If you’re wondering what to take to a social event, this is a great option. This savory spread also goes great with a sandwich or on top of most meats. Want to take it to your next gathering? Then, here’s how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of mushrooms or mushrooms
  • 7 ounces of cooked beans
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2.4 ounces of nuts
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • A teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt

To prepare it, start by heating a pan. Then, sauté the onion and garlic with the oil. After and when the onion is transparent, incorporate the spices and chopped mushrooms. Cook until the mushroom juices have evaporated. Then add the nuts and let them toast.

Finally, mix the beans and the pan mixture together in a blender, until the spread is smooth.

Mutabal or baba ganoush: one of our favorite vegetable spreads

This delicious eggplant dip – on the cover of this article – is also known as baba ganoush. To prepare it, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2 roasted eggplants
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini or sesame
  • A teaspoon of cumin
  • Chopped parsley
  • A pinch of salt
  • Two tablespoons of virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Paprika to taste

To start your baba ganoush, first you need to peel the eggplants. Then, roast the eggplants. Afterward, take the eggplant and the other ingredients and mix them together in a blender. Once it’s smooth, you can enjoy it!

Olive vegetable spread

This is a crowd-pleaser! Also known as tapenade, it has a base of black olives and capers. It’s delicious with pita bread!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3.5 ounces of pitted black olives
  • A tablespoon of capers
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Vegetable pate made with olives.

  • A splash of lemon juice
  • A teaspoon of thyme
  • A teaspoon of oregano
  • Pepper to taste

Of course, this one is easy to make as well. Just place everything in a blender and mix until it’s somewhat smooth. Finally, enjoy it!

Broccoli and avocado cream

The broccoli and avocado give this delicious spread a lovely green color. Because of it, kids love to eat it with some chopped vegetables or pita chips. Once you serve this cream, you’ll see how quickly its eaten!

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • A portion of broccoli
  • One ripe avocado
  • Garlic to taste
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • Fresh coriander
  • Salt to taste and sesame to decorate

First, grate the broccoli until it reaches a couscous-like texture. You can either use raw broccoli or cook it beforehand: your choice! We recommend you use the whole broccoli, including the stem. The stem is a great source of calcium, so eating it whole is your best option.

Then, beat all of the ingredients minus the broccoli in the blender. Once the mixture is homogeneous, add the broccoli couscous and, with the help of a fork, mix it together. Finally, decorate with sesame seeds and add a splash of oil.

Carrots, pumpkin seeds and curry spread: one of our top vegetable spreads

This delicious orange vegetable spread goes great with a crudité tray. Are you interested? Then, here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 15 ounces of carrots
  • 2.4 ounces of pumpkin seeds
  • Two tablespoons of virgin olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • A teaspoon of curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • The juice of half a lemon

To prepare it, firstly you’ll need to prepare the carrot. In order to do this, you need to peel, cut and boil it. Then, add all of the ingredients to a blender glass and beat until it reaches a pate-like consistency.

So, have you found your next favorite in our vegetable spreads roundup?  If, on the other hand, you’re a hummus person, check our favorite recipes below.