Soaking time: 12 hours
Prep time: 10 minutes Makes 3 cups
2½ cups raw almonds, soaked at least 12 hours
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon raw tahini
¾ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1½ teaspoon organic cumin
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons lemon juice
¾ cup water
¾ teaspoon salt
smoked paprika for garnish
Drain and rinse soaked almonds. Place almonds in a food processor and grind. Add remaining ingredients minus ½ the water. Purée the ingredients, adding more water until creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste. Spoon into a serving dish and drizzle with extra olive oil and smoked paprika. Serve with cut veggies or raw flax crackers.
Recipe adapted from Café Gratitude by Melissa Costello, Karma Chow.