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Holiday Appetizer: Wasabi Dip

If you’re looking for the perfect appetizer for your holiday party, consider whipping up this delicious wasabi dip. Wasabi is a strong, spiced root that can help reduce blood pressure, battle inflammation and improve digestion.


  • 1 package cream cheese, or Neufchatel cheese (healthier alternative)

  •  ¼ – ⅓ cup wasabi paste, prepared to a “peanut butter/spreadable” consistency (made from powder)

  • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds

  • 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds

  • ⅓ – ½ cup soy sauce, or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

  • Rice crackers


First, unwrap the Neufchatel cheese, or cream cheese, and cut it in half horizontally.
Mix up your wasabi powder to a “peanut butter consistency” and spread the wasabi on top of ½ of the cream cheese. Place the other half of the cream cheese on top of the wasabi. Press down lightly to make your “sandwich” blend together.

Place your “wasabi sandwich” on a serving dish that has a lip and pour soy sauce over the cream cheese/wasabi, allowing it to puddle in the dish. For a healthier soy sauce alternative, consider using Bragg‘s Liquid Aminos, a liquid protein derived from soybeans that contains 16 naturally-occurring amino acids. Amino acids are the building block of protein, which is important for building and maintaining muscle tissue.

Top with sesame seeds and serve with rice crackers. Enjoy!

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