This Creamy Dill Sauce gets a superfood boost from healthy spirulina. Here I paired it with easy roasted potatoes. Perfect for spring!
This post is sponsored by Spiral Spring. I only recommend products that I personally use and all opinions are my own.
The sauce makes the meal, right? I think so. Sauces and dressings bring all the components of a dish together in delicious harmony. In the case of this Creamy Dill Sauce, however, I pretty much made a meal out of the sauce itself. I used some easy roasted potatoes as a vehicle to get this herby avocado spread into my mouth, but I’ll be honest, a spoon would have done just as well. If you love dill and avocado, you’re going to LOVE this sauce. And, good news, the nutrition is amped up big time with the addition of the superfood, spirulina. Keep reading for the amazing recipe and to enter to win a package of spirulina for yourself!
Spirulina is a type of algae that boasts a stellar nutrient profile. It contains all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. In fact, it is 65% protein. It’s high in B vitamins, antioxidants (more than blueberries!), iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, calcium (more than dairy milk!) and healthy fats….and all that in very few calories. Studies have shown that spirulina can lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, increase muscle strength, control blood sugar, boost immunity, alleviate certain allergy symptoms and may even increase fat burning during exercise (yes!!).
So, yeah, spirulina is a superfood, but you have to make sure to get a good one. When the opportunity arose to try Spiral Spring Spirulina Maxima, I jumped at the chance. It’s high quality, certified organic and non-gmo. It is grown in the purest of waters at an eco-friendly, solar powered facility. Spirulina Maxima is always free from heavy metals – they test EVERY batch!
I’m going to warn you – spirulina on it’s own smells like the sea. It is algae after all. I tried a dab straight up on my finger just to test it out, and I won’t lie – it wasn’t great. But, with a nutrient profile so impressive, I pushed on. If you search for spirulina recipes online, you will likely come up with smoothies or protein bars. Both good choices, but I wanted to do something a little different. And that’s when I came up with this creamy herby sauce that would complement any number of dishes. And, with a 2 full cups of fresh dill, I promise you will NOT taste (or smell) algae!
Spirulina comes in tablet form also, that you can take like a supplement, but I like the idea of adding the powder to real food. And with food this tasty, you won’t have a problem getting in your daily dose! The roasted potatoes were simply divine dunked into this vibrant green Creamy Dill Sauce, but I also tried some with tortilla chips and that was a winner as well. I’m thinking I’m going to try this sauce on my Crispy Cauliflower Tacos next time! It would also be a great dip for raw vegetables or crackers. Like I said, it goes with everything!
Don’t forget to keep reading after the recipe to enter the giveaway for your chance to try spirulina for yourself!
Creamy Dill Sauce w/ Spirulina
I hope you guys love this Creamy Dill Sauce as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
- 1 avocado
- 2 cups fresh dill
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup cashews (soaked for 30 minutes in warm water)
- juice of 1 lemon
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp spirulina (Spiral Spring Spirulina Maxima recommended)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup water to thin
- 6-8 Yukon Gold Potatoes (or your favorite baking potato), peeled (if desired) and cubed
- juice of 1 lemon
- Place all ingredients, except water, in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Add 1/4 cup water to thin. Add a little more if needed to reach desired consistency.
- Serve over simple roasted potatoes (recipe below), use as a dip for chips, crackers or raw veggies, spread it on a sandwich or burger, or use it to dress a salad.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- Toss the cubed potatoes with the juice of 1 lemon and spread out on the baking sheet in one even layer.
- Bake 25-30 minutes, flipping the potatoes over halfway through, until cooked through. The potatoes should be brown and crispy on the edges and tender in the middle.
Nutrition facts calculated for Creamy Dill Sauce only.
Spiral Spring has been generous enough to allow one of YOU to win your very own package of either the spirulina maxima powder or tablets (your choice). The giveaway is open to all U.S. residents, not including Hawaii. Please enter below. Good luck!
And, if you don’t win the giveaway, you’re still in luck! Spiral Spring is offering all of you a 20% discount with the promo code: veggied20. Enjoy!
Have you ever tried spirulina?
What would you devour with this Creamy Dill Sauce?