Summer Pumpkin Dip

This Superfood is Not Just for Fall!

Pumpkins are one of my favorite superfoods! With so many impressive health benefits, they shouldn’t just be eaten seasonally, but rather any time of the year. I love pumpkin seeds and eat them as a snack almost every day.

With all the summer BBQs and parties, I have created my own summer dip, using one of my favorite superfoods: pumpkin. It has been a hit! It works well as a dip for veggies or chips and can even be a great substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Summer Pumpkin Dip - This Superfood is Not Just for Fall!

Gina’s Pumpkin Dip


1 Roma tomato
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of avocado oil
1 tsp sea salt (if seeds are salt free)
1 clove garlic, (minced)


Blend the tomato, lemon, sea salt, garlic and avocado oil in a food processor. Add the pumpkin seeds and pulse until mixed well and creates a thick paste. You can puree longer to make a thinner dip or less for a thicker consistency. Use as a dip for veggies or chips or even as a spread over sandwiches! Enjoy!

Nutritional Information
(2 tablespoons)
Calories: 205
Fat: 20 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Carbohydrates: 2g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 4.5g

Here are some reasons as to why I love pumpkin and use it daily in my diet!

• Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A. Just a cup of cooked pumpkin gives you 200 percent of your recommended daily intake for vitamin A.
• Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin C, which is known to help boost your immune system. One cup is 20 percent of your recommended daily intake for vitamin C.
• Pumpkin is rich in fiber, allowing you to feel fuller for a longer time period with just a few calories. There are only 50 calories in a cup of pure pumpkin.
• Pumpkin reduces LDL or “bad cholesterol.”
• Pumpkin is full of free radicals to help keep your skin clear and healthy!
• Pumpkin is rich in the amino acid tryptophan. This is important in production of serotonin, which helps boost your mood!
• Pumpkin is rich in potassium, which help keep your electrolytes in balance.

Gina Aliotti

Gina is Co-Founder of Devotion Nutrition. She is a Professional Figure Competitor, certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, CrossFit instructor, nutritionist, and fitness consultant. Her passion is to inspire, motivate and teach people the tools to reach their lifelong fitness goals, in a realistic and fun way.

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