Spread the Love: 2 Vegan Spread Recipes

Two flavors of delicious dips and cracker spreads

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I am a cheese and crackers kind of gal. Love love love ’em. Or rather, I did. When I ate cheese. Now that I don’t eat cheese anymore I find myself looking for new options – and it turns out, I get a lot more interesting variety!

Both of these spreads are delicious and perfect for spreading on some crackers or using as a dip for fresh veggies. The first one is a raw “Mock Salmon Paté” which I got from Living on Live Food by Alissa Cohen. That book seems to out of print but it’s got a bunch of good recipes in it if you ever run across a copy!

This “paté” doesn’t exactly taste like salmon or anything but it’s pretty and pink and has a nice creamy savory flavor. I recommend it for parties – omnivores will never guess it’s all raw and vegan and health-foody.

The second dip is an Onion and Dill blend that I just made up, and I think it’s pretty good too. If you want a creamy oniony spread this will do the trick nicely.

Both of these are super easy – just combine a few things in the food processor and blend away. Serve them with homemade crackers or crispy vegetables for a fun snack!

Onion Dill Spread (Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free)


  • 1/4 c. chopped onion or shallot
  • 1 c. raw unsoaked cashews
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill (or 2 tsp dried)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp water


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Mock Salmon Paté – from Living on Live Food (Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy free, Sugar Free)


  • 2 c. raw unsoaked walnuts
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 1 large scallion
  • 1/2-1 tsp sea salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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4 thoughts on “Spread the Love: 2 Vegan Spread Recipes”

  1. OMG! Just made the mock salmon with your flax crackers. We are in love!!!! We have been plant based for over a year & I can confidently say this is by far the best vegan dip I have EVER had! I can proudly take this to parties without ridicule from our friends!!! Thank you a million times 🙂

  2. Hi,
    Just wondering why you say un-soaked nuts? I’m new to this but keep hearing soaking nuts is better for you.

    thank you