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Man (With a Conscience) Dip

Vegan Man "With a Conscience" Dip | www.thatwasvegan.com

Man Dip is pretty well known across the interwebs. Although each recipe might be a little different, they’re all basically the same: Cream cheese, sausage, and some type of Ro-Tel. This Vegan Man Dip is also similar… except (duh) vegan. And it has fresh herbs.

The name of the recipe is of course tongue-in-cheek. There was a time when before I was vegan, and I definitely had a conscience. I just thought it was a catchy title, haha.

Vegan Man "With a Conscience" Dip | www.thatwasvegan.com

I made this last weekend when my friend Reia came over to day drink with me. The key to successful day drinking is threefold.

  1. Have snacks
  2. Have someone to pick you up afterward
  3. Have a soft place to take a nap

We definitely nailed #1 with this dip! It’s spicy and creamy and perfect with a hearty corn chip. It would also be good with veggies if you’re feeling dedicated.

I hadn’t spotted any vegan sausage at the store that morning, so I got a little smart. I ran a loaf of my Chick’n Seitan (which is all kinds of delicious, if you haven’t tried it) through the food processor, then browned it up on the stove with a little oil and some sausage-y spices. Worked like a charm! 

Vegan Man "With a Conscience" Dip | www.thatwasvegan.com

Vegan Man "With a Conscience" Dip | www.thatwasvegan.com

Besides just using vegan ingredients, I elevated the original with fresh toppings. Any of your favorites would work, but my hat goes off to sliced scallions and chiffonade sweet basil. I loooove sweet basil, I have a plant growing in my kitchen year round, and I’ll put it in everything I can think of. Spicy Sweet Chickpea Burgers? Yes. Gin & Tonic? Obviously. 

It’s football season now, which is the ultimate excuse to day drink, and I highly recommend making this dip for your next game day gathering!

Vegan Man "With a Conscience" Dip | www.thatwasvegan.com

Man (With a Conscience) Dip
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  1. 1 loaf Chick'n Seitan
  2. Olive oil
  3. Powdered sage, chili powder, salt & pepper to taste
  4. 14oz can Ro-Tel with green chiles, drained
  5. 8oz Tofutti vegan cream cheese
  6. Scallions or basil for topping
  1. Roughly chop the seitan then pulse in the food processor until it has the consistency of ground "crumbles". Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, then add the crumbles and the spices- just a pinch of each- until you get the flavor you like.
  2. Once the crumbles are a little browned, add the ro-tel and the cream cheese. Reduce heat to low and let the cream cheese melt. Stir to combine everything. When ready to serve, top with your favorite fresh herbs!
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  • Reia@TheCrueltyFreeReview November 1, 2015, 1:33 am

    I’m still dreaming about that dip. The fresh basil was just so awesome. I’m glad I ate it before the serious drinking began, so i could remember it 🙂 Robert didn’t even believe that was seitan in there. ..I had to fight him for the last few bites of the leftovers!

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