Salted Caramel Apple Dip
makes 1 cup dip
So this isn't "real" caramel because there is no sugar or butter, but the combination of robust, smoky dates with a touch of nut butter makes this creamy dip worthy of all your fall apples. Dates are rich in fiber and also contain magnesium, a nutrient essential for absorbing calcium, and also crucial to help with muscle cramping. Lemon juice and sea salt make this dip mature and balanced.
1 cup Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond or sunflower butter
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
generous pinch of salt + flaked sea salt to garnish
1. In a small bowl, cover dates with hot water and let soak for 5 minutes. Strain.
2. Combine dates, vanilla, almond/sunflower butter, lemon juice and sea salt in a food processor and blend until smooth. You made need to add a teaspoon or two of water depending on your food processor.
3. Garnish with flaked sea salt and serve with apple slices.