Butternut Squash & Sage Dip


  • 1 15-oz can butternut squash
  • 4 heaping Tbsps garlic hummus
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dried orange peel
  • 2 Tbsps plain soy creamer
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh black pepper
  • 5 large fresh sage leaves, finely chopped


  1. Spoon butternut squash puree into a small to medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add hummus, maple syrup, soy creamer, orange peel, salt and pepper
  3. Mix well, until dip is smooth and well blended.
  4. Fold in a pinch of sage leaves.
  5. Microwave on high until dip is warm, about 1 minute.
  6. Fold in remaining sage leaves and additional salt to taste, if desired. If adding cayenne and/or cinnamon, fold in to taste. Microwave for another 20 seconds then mix well again.
  7. Spoon dip into a serving dish. Garnish with a whole sage leaf, if desired.
  8. Serve dip lukewarm or at room temperature with crostini bread, crackers, or veggie sticks.

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