Seafood Platter Dip

This is the most amazing seafood dip ever.  Tasty, ‘fishy’, the sea in your mouth, for all those vegans who miss the taste of fish – this one’s truly for you !  A great sandwich filler, perfect for picnics to come, party food, or just a weekday snack filler.  Make it, enjoy it, and come back to me with your feedback.  Thanks.


1 400g can cannellini beans, or 2 cups home-cooked cannellini beans

2 shallots or spring onions, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp red bell pepper, chopped

a handful of parsley or cilantro (I had a mixture of both in my fridge)

a pinch of dried mint

½ tsp sweetener of your choice

a pinch of Himalayan salt (if you can’t source it, The Spice Lab is a reputable brand)

1 to 2 strips kombu sea vegetable (depending on personal taste, and how ‘fishy’ you wish it to taste), or else 1 tsp powdered kelp

the juice of a large lemon

½ cup vegan mayonnaise (such as Spectrum Naturals or Vegenaise)


  1. Deal with the kombu first by washing it under running water and patting it dry.
  2. Then chop the kombu into small pieces, and place in a dry skillet on a medium-heat setting. Stir with a spoon until they become crisp.
  3. Grind the kombu pieces into a fine powder using a pestle and mortar, and set aside.
  4. Add the other ingredients to a food processor (solids first, then liquids bit by bit, as you process) and process until smooth. Add the kombu powder into the mix a little at a time, tasting every so often to make sure its to your exact taste preference.
  5. Spoon into a serving bowl, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, and decorate with thin strips of kombu. Enjoy !


All recipes and content © Miriam Sorrell 2010


7 Responses to “Seafood Platter Dip”

  1. Elisa Says:

    That sounds amazing!

  2. Miriam Says:

    Hi Elisa hope you try it and enjoy it. Let me know how it goes if so. Enjoy ! 🙂

  3. Lennon Says:

    will definately be trying this one! great recipes, Miriam!

  4. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Lennon and thanks for dropping by here. Do try it and come back with your feedback as and when. Enjoy ! 🙂

  5. Brett Cummins Says:

    I made this for lunch today (fortunately I had the ingredients in stock) – and it was a fabulous vegan alternative to some of the ‘fishy’ dips I would sometimes enjoy way back before becoming vegan. It’s always exciting to find recipes that widen the horizon, and a reminder that to be vegan needn’t cramp our style in any way ! Thanks Miriam, once again !

  6. Alex Says:

    I made it for dinner tonight and it was awesomely good! It reminded both me and my wife the taste of a seafood salad we were used to have before becoming vegan! Thanks a lot for the recipe!

  7. Miriam Says:

    That really is awesome news Alex ! So glad you both enjoyed it !

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