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Healthy Copycat Bitchin’ Sauce Recipe

If you love Bitchin Sauce, you are going to be so happy to have this homemade healthy version. This copycat Bitchin Sauce has a nutty and tangy flavor, with no refined oils. The sauce is also gluten free, yeast-free, plant-based and vegan. You’ll find this Bitchin sauce easy to make with a few simple ingredients. I guarantee it will be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering!

This Bitchin copycat dip is versatile and makes a wonderful marinade for chicken. Thin the dip with a little water and pour over chicken thighs or breasts. Coat completely and bake in a 375 degree oven until brown on top and cooked through. This dip is also great paired with my chia seed crackers, this Nut and Seed Bread or with this Paleo Flatbread.

You can easily make this dip a few days in advance and store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe For Copycat Bitchin Sauce

If you are a fan of Bitchin Sauces you will love this clean, healthy version. It’s simple to make and all you need is a food processor. This sauce is suitable for any kind of diet. You can also change up the flavor and add some nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor or add a variety of herbs for a more savory flavor.

Ingredients To Make Bitchin Sauce

Makes 1 1/2 cups

  • Raw almonds soaked overnight in filtered water and then drained and rinsed well. Make sure to use raw, unflavored, unseasoned almonds.
  • Avocado oil or a light olive oil
  • Lemon juice – Use freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Filtered water – I prefer to use filtered water but tap water is ok.
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Tamari or gluten free soy sauce – Use coconut aminos for a soy free option.
  • Garlic – I used 3 cloves of fresh garlic.
  • Sea salt
  • Cumin
  • Smoked paprika – Make sure to use smoked paprika, regular paprika doesn’t impart the same flavor.
  • Chipotle chili crushed -You can use more or less of this depending on your spice preference.
  • Onion powder
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne – Here too you can use more or less depending on your spice preference.

Equipment

How To Make Bitchin Sauce

  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the soaked and rinsed almonds.
  • Next add oil, lemon juice, water, apple cider vinegar, tamari and garlic cloves and pulse until a paste begins to form. Scape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Add the spices next: sea salt, cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne.
  • Allow the food processor to run for several minutes until well combined and smooth.
  • Serve immediately with cucumber slices.
  • As a festive touch, sprinkle your bowl of dip and your cucumber slices with smoked paprika!

Storage

Homemade Bitchin Sauce will keep well in a jar or other small container in the refrigerator for a week. I do not recommend freezing the Bitchin Sauce.

Pro Tips

Here are a few things you can do to make sure your Bitchin Sauce turns out every time.

  • Make sure to buy raw almonds and soak them. Soaking helps them make the dip creamy. If you forget to soak them you can boil them for 15-20 minutes. If you can’t find almonds, cashews are a good backup option.

FAQs

What is Bitchin sauce?

Bitchin sauces are brand of store bought, nut based products that originated in San Diego.

Can I use this sauce as a salad dressing?

Yes you can drizzle it over a salad or use it as a dip for your favorite veggies.

Can I double the recipe?

If you are expecting a big crowd you can definitely double this recipe.

Did you make this recipe? If you did, please tag me and share on Instagram!

dish of bitchin sauce on a plate with sliced cucumbers and sprinkled with smoked paprika

Healthy Copycat Bitchin Sauce Recipe

Beth Bollinger of Nest Wellness
If you love Bitchin Sauce, you are going to be so happy to have this version made healthier! No refined oils, gluten free and yeast-free, this bitchin sauce dip is easy to make with a few simple ingredients. It will be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering! This recipe is gluten free, yeast-free and free of refined oils. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
5 from 4 votes
Course Appetizer, Basics
Servings 10 servings
Calories 185 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor
  • blender
  • silicone spatula

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup raw almonds soaked overnight in filtered water and then drained and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or a light olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari or gluten free soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chile crushed
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • pinch cayenne

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add soaked and rinsed almonds
  • Next add oil, lemon juice, water, apple cider vinegar, tamari and garlic cloves and pulse until a paste begins to form
  • Add the spices next: sea salt, cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne
  • Allow the food processor to run for several minutes until well combined and smooth
  • Serve immediately with cucumber slices. As a festive touch, sprinkle your bowl of dip and your cucumber slices with smoked paprika!
  • Homemade Bitchin Sauce will keep well in a jar or other small container in the refrigerator for a week

Notes

This dip also makes a wonderful marinade for chicken! Thin the dip with a little water and pour over chicken thighs or breasts. Coat completely and bake in a 375 degree oven until brown on top and cooked through.
This dip is wonderful paired with my chia seed crackers!
Keyword almond dip recipe, almond recipe, bitchin sauce, gluten free, keto recipe, PALEO AND VEGAN, yeast-free

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