A Modern Day Guide to Therapeutic Lifestyle Design and Healing Chronic Stress from the Inside Out!

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area

Christina Pandolfo, MS, OTR/L, NC


Garlicky Pumpkin Dip

Garlicky Pumpkin Dip

Welcome to the first recipe post over at The Therapeutic Foodie! I wanted to start off with a very simple recipe featuring the superstar of fall: pumpkin!

Garlicky Pumpkin Dip is easy to make and a fun way to take in all the health benefits of pumpkin. Full of fiber, beta-carotene (which converts into vitamin A in your body), and antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin E, you can be assured that you are nourishing your body with a nutrient-dense food!


  • 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin (I like to use Farmer’s Market Brand Organic Pumpkin – it has a BPA free liner and is non GMO verified).
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Blend all ingredients until smooth and transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Top with raw pumpkin seeds and a generous sprinkle of freshly ground pepper.

Garlicky Pumpkin Dip goes great with veggies, and can make a great addition to Thanksgiving as a healthy appetizer.  I like to pair it with rainbow carrots for a pretty presentation!

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