Peace, Love & Energy Dip

Use your favorite curry powder here! Or favorite spice blend. The dip is super flexible in that regard. I often use my favorite chana masala spice blend, but you can experiment. Also, the spice level here is what I would consider moderate. It's feisty, not inferno. You can dial the cayenne up or down.


  • 1 large, ripe avocado (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cashews or almonds, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1- inch chunk of ginger, peeled OR 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons favorite curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • To serve: toasted cashews, slivered basil, extra chickpeas, drizzle of olive oil, sprinkling of curry powder (optional)


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until silky smooth. You might need to scrape down the sides a couple of times along the way. If you need to add another tablespoon or so of water to get the thickness you like, go for it. Or use more orange juice. Serve topped with any/all of the suggested toppings. Enjoy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 12


Makes about 3 cups.