This Vegan Pumpkin Dip is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of the fall season. Serve this sweet, dairy-free dip with fruit or veggies as a satisfying seasonal appetizer.

pumpkin dip in a bowl with a strawberry on top

Recipe Highlights

  • This Vegan Pumpkin Dip recipe includes real pumpkin puree that is super nutritious and naturally sweet.
  • This healthy recipe is sweetened with plump Medjool dates (you can also use maple syrup, if you prefer).
  • While most pumpkin dips are made with cool whip or cow’s milk cream cheese, this dairy-free version uses pre-made almond cream cheese to add smoothness and creaminess.
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Recipe Steps

Step One

Set out the dairy-free cream cheese so it can come to room temperature. Soak the dates in hot water for about 10 minutes. Drain off the water.

soaked dates in bowl

Step Two

Add all of your ingredients to the bowl of a blender or food processor.

dip ingredients in a blender

Step Three

Process everything on high for about 45 seconds until smooth and creamy.

blended vegan pumpkin dip

Step Four

Serve right away or refrigerate up to four days in a covered bowl.

This Vegan Pumpkin Dip can be served with fresh fruit or veggies like baby carrots. It is also great with crackers or pretzels.

dip served with baby carrots, strawberries, and figs

Is This Dip Healthy?

  • Whether you use dates or maple syrup to sweeten the pumpkin dip, this would be considered to be a healthy recipe made without refined sugars.
  • The dip serves as a vehicle for healthy foods like fruit or carrots, and kids love it.
  • This dip skips the nasty, overly processed ingredients that are called for in a traditional pumpkin dip.

Pro Tips

  • Bring the dairy-free cream cheese to room temperature so it blends easier.
  • Don’t forget to drain your dates before adding to the other ingredients.
  • You can store the dip in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Dairy-Free Pumpkin Dip (Date-Sweetened)


Description

This Vegan Pumpkin Dip is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of the fall season. Serve this sweet, dairy-free dip with fruit or veggies as a satisfying seasonal appetizer.


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Ingredients

  • 8 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 8 ounces dairy-free plain cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Let them sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, place the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a high-speed blender or food processor. 
  3. Drain the water from the dates, discarding the water. Place the dates in the blender or food processor.
  4. Process the ingredients on high, about 45 seconds, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You might need to stop the blender or food processor and use a spatula to wipe down the sides.
  5. You can serve the dip immediately, or transfer it to a bowl and chill it in the refrigerator.
  6. Serve the dip with your choice of sliced fruit or vegetables. 

Notes

  1. You can substitute 1/3 cup maple syrup for the dates, if you prefer.
  2. The dip can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: healthy dip, vegan dip, healthy pumpkin recipe

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